Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Theology, Metaphysics and Public History

New Approaches and Applications

  • Antonio Calcagno

Part of the Boston Studies in Philosophy, Religion and Public Life book series (BSPR, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Women

  3. Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy

  4. Theology

  5. Metaphysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Thomas Gricoski
      Pages 197-212
    3. Walter Redmond
      Pages 213-224
  6. Biography and Public History

About this book


This volume explores the work and thought of Edith Stein (1891–1942). It discusses in detail, and from new perspectives, the traditional areas of her thinking, including her ideas about women/feminism, theology, and metaphysics. In addition, it introduces readers to new and/or understudied areas of her thought, including her views on history, and her social and political philosophy. The guiding thread that connects all the essays in this book is the emphasis on new approaches and novel applications of her philosophy. The contributions both extend the interdisciplinary implications of Stein’s thinking for our contemporary world and apply her insights to questions of theatre, public history and biographical representation, education, politics, autism, theological debates, feminism, sexuality studies and literature. The volume brings together for the first time leading scholars in five language-groups, including English, German, Italian, French and Spanish-speaking authors, thereby reflecting an international and cosmopolitan approach to Stein studies.


Edith Stein Feminism and Gender Studies Feminism and Phenomenology Metaphysics and ontology Public History and Edith Stein Social and political phenomenology Weimar political theory Women and Edith Stein Women and Theology philosophical aspect of popular fiction

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Calcagno
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Religious StudiesKing’s University College, Western UniversityLondonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21123-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21124-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-8206
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-8214
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