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Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences

Women Phenomenologists on Social Ontology

We-Experiences, Communal Life, and Joint Action

Editors: Luft, Sebastian, Hagengruber, Ruth (Eds.)

  • Examines the many contributions that woman philosophers have made in phenomenology
  • Devoted to the intersection of social ontology, phenomenology, and women scholars in phenomenology
  • Serves as an important contribution to the research into the history of women philosophers
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This edited volume examines women's voices in phenomenology, many of which had a formative impact on the movement but have be kept relatively silent for many years. It features papers that truly extend the canonical scope of phenomenological research. Readers will discover the rich philosophical output of such scholars as Edith Stein, Hedwig Conrad-Martius, and Gerda Walther. They will also come to see how the phenomenological movement allowed its female proponents to achieve a position in the academic world few women could enjoy at the time.

The book explores the intersection of social ontology, phenomenology, and women scholars in phenomenology. The papers offer a fresh look at such topics as the nature of communities, shared values, feelings, and other mental content. In addition, coverage examines the contributions of Jewish women to the science, who were present at the beginning of the phenomenological movement. This remarkable anthology also features a paper on Gerda Walther written by Linda Lopez McAlister, former editor of the feminist journal Hypatia, who had met Walther in 1976.

This book features work from the conference “Women Phenomenologists on Social Ontology,” held at the University of Paderborn. Overall, it collects profiles and analysis that unveil a hidden history of phenomenology.

About the authors

Sebastian Luft is professor of philosophy at Marquette University.  He has held visiting positions at the universities of Paderborn, Freiburg i.Br., Graz, San Juan (Puerto Rico).  He specializes in phenomenology, philosophy of culture, and 19th & 20th century European philosophy.  He has published and edited several books and numerous articles in these areas.

Ruth Hagengruber is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Paderborn University, Germany. In 2006 she founded the teaching and research area History of Women Philosophers & Scientists and is director of the 2016 founded Center for the History of Women Philosophers & Scientists at Paderborn University. 

Ruth Hagengruber also writes on Philosophy, Technology and Economics. She is honorary member of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy and member of the Advisory Board of the Munich Center for Technology in Society at the U München. 

She published - among other - Emilie du Châtelet between Leibniz and Newton (Springer 2011); with co-editor Karen Green: History of Women’s Ideas (Monist 98, Oxford University Press 2015). 2017 with Hartmut Hecht: Emilie Du Châtelet und die deutsche Aufklärung (Springer 2018) as well as with co-editor Uwe Riss Philosophy, Computing and Information Science. London: Pickering & Chatto; 2015 and other.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Edith Stein and Gerda Walther: The Role of Empathy in Experiencing Community

    Calcagno, Antonio

    Pages 3-18

  • Meaning of Individuals Within Communities: Gerda Walther and Edith Stein on the Constitution of Social Communities

    Mühl, Julia

    Pages 19-29

  • Edith Stein on Social Ontology and the Constitution of Individual Moral Identity

    Tullius, William

    Pages 31-44

  • The Ontic–Ontological Aspects of Social Life. Edith Stein’s Approach to the Problem

    Jani, Anna

    Pages 45-59

  • Starting from Husserl: Communal Life According to Edith Stein

    Togni, Alice

    Pages 61-74

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97861-1
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Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97860-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women Phenomenologists on Social Ontology
Book Subtitle
We-Experiences, Communal Life, and Joint Action
Editors
  • Sebastian Luft
  • Ruth Hagengruber
Series Title
Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97861-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97861-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97860-4
Series ISSN
2523-8760
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 244
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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