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eBook Edith Stein: A Philosophical Prologue ePub

by Alasdair MacIntyre

  • ISBN: 0826491022
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Alasdair MacIntyre
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (August 26, 2006)
  • Pages: 208
  • ePub book: 1163 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1272 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Nussbaum's book serves to orient readers towards a cluster of important philosophical issues and specific policy areas; but it also raises questions that she might now wish to consider further.

Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre (/ˈæləstər/; born 1929) is a Scottish philosopher, primarily known for his contribution to moral and political philosophy, but also known for his work in history of philosophy and theology. MacIntyre's After Virtue (1981) is widely recognised as one of the most important works of Anglophone moral and political philosophy in the 20th century.

by Alasdair MacIntyre. Born into a devout Jewish family, she drifted into atheism in her mid teens, took up the study of philosophy, studied with Edmund Husserl, the founder of phenomenology, became a pioneer in the women's movement in Germany, a military nurse in World War I, converted from atheism to Catholic Christianity, became a Carmelite nun, was murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942, and.

Nicholas Lash - 2008 - Modern Theology 24 (1):132-134. By Alasdair Macintyre. Mary Bernard Curran - 2007 - Heythrop Journal 48 (5):829–830. Mette Lebech - 2008 - Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society 2008 (ISBN: 9780953170685):195-199.

MacIntyre is one of the major British philosophers of the post-war years. He is a convert to Roman Catholicism. A Jewish convert to Catholicism, she died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Stein's published essays focused largely on the structure of the person and a careful articulation of the essential nature of community and its basis in our nature as persons.

In Stein, Maclntyre detects an exemplary philosophical life, not so much in the conclusions reached but in the questions formulated and the integration of thought and life.

MacIntyre is one of the major British philosophers of the post-war years. He is a convert to Roman Catholicism. Edith Stein was an intellectual of considerable importance in the period between the two World Wars, also canonised as a Saint. A Jewish convert to Catholicism, she died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Stein's published essays focused largely on the structure of the person and a careful articulation of the essential nature of community and its basis in our nature as persons. MacIntyre looks at Stein as both a theologian and philosopher, and reveals many of the fundamental issues in both disciplines.

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Ubrise Ubrise
As an Edith Stein scholar myself I was really looking forward to reading Macintyre's book. My hope was that he would make a strong argument about Edith Stein's place in the history of philosophy. However, what I found was a book with lots of great information about Stein and her philosophical relationships and influences yet no really strong central thesis about her overall contributions to the philosophy of phenomenology. The information in itself was great yet The Institute for Carmelite Studies has already put out a great deal of detailed information on this time period. What was really needed in my opinion was for someone to take all of this good evidence and make a strong argument. I really should thank Macintyre though because my disappointmet over what I wanted his book to be led me to publish my master's thesis "The Transposition of Edith Stein" which deals with this same time period and does make a strong argument that Edith Stein has made important and heretofor uncredited contributions to phenomenology. In this way I would say that Macintyre's book has accomplished what any good book on philosophical research wishes to accomplish: The stimulation of further thought and research on a given topic.
Kann Kann
An inspiring book about an inspiring woman.
Gri Gri
On time, good quality, good price.
I cannot write any more than this, as the bove resumes all I have to say
Doath Doath
This book contains a great deal of background information on Edith Stein, her time period, and philosophies.