Gerda Walther Between the Phenomenology of Mystics and the Ontology of Communities

  • Anna PiazzaEmail author
Part of the Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences book series (WHPS, volume 1)


Speaking of ontology and phenomenology, as well as of Self and community, requires a preliminary methodological clarification that will allow us to understand how is it possible to conduct the analysis on these two different, although nonetheless complementary, levels. In the introduction of her essay on the ontology of communities (Ein Beitrag zur Ontologie der sozialen Gemeinschaften 1922a) Gerda Walther says that ontology aims at tracking down the ultimate sense, the essence of every objectivity broadly speaking, whereas phenomenology investigates data in pure consciousness and its manifestations, which are inevitably marked by the same essence.


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  1. 1.Universidad Camilo José CelaMadridSpain

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