By Francesco Alfieri
This publication examines the phenomenological anthropology of Edith Stein. It particularly specializes in the query which Stein addressed in her paintings Finite and everlasting Being: what's the foundational precept that makes the person particular and unrepeatable in the human species? conventional analyses of Edith Stein’s writings have tended to border her perspectives in this factor as being prompted by means of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, whereas neglecting her curiosity within the lesser-known determine of Duns Scotus. but, as this publication exhibits, in regards to the query of individuality, Stein used to be serious of Aquinas’ process, discovering that of Duns Scotus to be extra convincing. with a view to get to the center of Stein’s readings of Duns Scotus, this booklet seems to be at her released writings and her own correspondence, as well as undertaking a meticulous research of the unique codexes on which her assets have been established. Written with diligence and aptitude, the ebook significantly evaluates the authenticity of Stein’s resources and exhibits how the placement of Scotus himself developed. It highlights the originality of Stein’s contribution, which was once to rediscover the relevance of Mediaeval scholastic inspiration and reinterpret it within the language of the Phenomenological university based via Edmund Husserl.