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About this book
This book explores the philosophical writings of Gerda Walther (1897–1977). It features essays that
recover large parts of Walther’s oeuvre in order to show her contribution to phenomenology
and philosophy. In addition, the volume contains an English translation of part of her
major work on mysticism.
The essays consider the interdisciplinary implications of Gerda Walther’s ideas. A student
of Edmund Husserl, Edith Stein, and Alexander Pfänder, she wrote
foundational studies on the ego, community, mysticism and religion, and consciousness.
Her discussions of empathy, identification, the ego and ego-consciousness,
alterity, God, mysticism, sensation, intentionality, sociality, politics, and woman are
relevant not only to phenomenology and philosophy but also to scholars of religion, women’sand gender studies, sociology, political science, and psychology.
Gerda Walther was one of the important figures of the early phenomenological
movement. However, as a woman, she could not habilitate at a German
university and was, therefore, denied a position. Her complete works have yet to be
published. This ground-breaking volume not only helps readers discover a vital voice but it
also demonstrates the significant contributions of women to early phenomenological thinking.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97592-4
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-97591-7
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-97592-4
- Series Print ISSN 2523-8760
- Series Online ISSN 2523-8779
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