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Series | Buch


Women phenomenologists on social ontology

we-experiences, communal life, and joint action

herausgegeben vonSebastian Luft(Marquette University)Ruth Hagengruber


This edited volume examines women's voices in phenomenology, many of which had a formative impact on the movement but have be kept relatively silent for many years. It features papers that truly extend the canonical scope of phenomenological research. Readers will discover the rich philosophical output of such scholars as Edith Stein, Hedwig Conrad-Martius, and Gerda Walther. They will also come to see how the phenomenological movement allowed its female proponents to achieve a position in the academic world few women could enjoy at the time. The book explores the intersection of social ontology, phenomenology, and women scholars in phenomenology. The papers offer a fresh look at such topics as the nature of communities, shared values, feelings, and other mental content. In addition, coverage examines the contributions of Jewish women to the science, who were present at the beginning of the phenomenological movement. This remarkable anthology also features a paper on Gerda Walther written by Linda Lopez McAlister, former editor of the feminist journal Hypatia, who had met Walther in 1976. This book features work from the conference “Women Phenomenologists on Social Ontology,” held at the University of Paderborn. Overall, it collects profiles and analysis that unveil a hidden history of phenomenology.

Details | Inhaltsverzeichnis

Meaning of individuals within communities

Gerda Walther and Edith stein on the constitution of social communities

Julia Mühl

Starting from Husserl

communal life according to Edith Stein

Alice Togni

The role of the intellectual in the social organism

Edith Stein's analysis between social ontology and philosophical anthropology

Martina Galvani

Essence, abyss, and self

Hedwig Conrad-Martius on the non-spatial dimensions of being

Ronny Miron

The reinstatement of the phenomenon

Hedwig Conrad-Martius and the meaning of "being"

Manuela Massa

From collectives to groups

Sartre and Stein on joint action and emotional sharing

Gerhard Thonhauser

Ontology is social

how Arendt solves a Wittgensteinian problem

Anna Schaupp


Publication details

Publisher: Springer

Ort: Dordrecht

Year: 2018

Seiten: 244

Series: Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences

Series volume: 1

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-97861-1

ISBN (hardback): 978-3-319-97860-4

ISBN (digital): 978-3-319-97861-1


Luft Sebastian, Hagengruber Ruth (2018) Women phenomenologists on social ontology: we-experiences, communal life, and joint action. Dordrecht, Springer.