Continental Philosophy Review

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 425–432 | Cite as

Review of Hendrik Stoker, Conscience: phenomena and theories, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2018

  • Zachary DavisEmail author

With the publication of his English translation of Hendrik G. Stoker’s, Conscience: Phenomena and Theories (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018), Phillip Blosser makes good on a promise he made many years ago to Stoker. The English translation is long over due and Blosser’s quite lucid and precise translation provides a much-delayed opportunity to acknowledge the significance of this work not only for the phenomenological tradition, but also for the general treatment of the conscience itself. As Blosser maintains in his Translator’s Introduction, Stoker’s work is “probably the single most comprehensive philosophical treatment of conscience in any language” (p. xiii).

The work, originally published under the German title, Das Gewissen: Erscheinungsformen und Theorien, in 1925 was Stoker’s dissertation, working under the guidance of Max Scheler at the University of Cologne. A native of South Africa, Stoker (1889–1993) received his masters at the University of South Africa in 1921 and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophySt. John’s UniversityQueensUSA

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