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Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences

Gerda Walther’s Phenomenology of Sociality, Psychology, and Religion

Editors: Calcagno, Antonio (Ed.)

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  • Explores the philosophical writings of Gerda Walther
  • Contains English translations Gerda Walther’s key writings
  • Demonstrates the significant contribution of women to the early phenomenological movement
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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’s 

and 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.



About the authors

Antonio Calcagno is Professor of Philosophy at King’s University College, London, Canada. He is the author of Giordano Bruno and the Logic of Coincidence (1998), Badiou and Derrida: Politics, Events and Their Time (2007), The Philosophy of Edith Stein (2007), Lived Experience from the Inside Out: Social and Political Philosophy in Edith Stein (2014). He is the editor of Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Theology, Metaphysics and Public History: New Approaches and Applications (Dordrecht: Springer, 2015).

Reviews

“I recommend this book as an introduction for the English-reading academic philosopher to Gerda Walther’s thought. … I look forward to reading much more work on Gerda Walther.” (Charlene Elsby, Symposium, c-scp.org, July 07, 2019)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Gerda Walther (1897–1977): A Sketch of a Life

    Pages 3-9

    Parker, Rodney K. B.

  • Gerda Walther: Searching for the Sense of Things, Following the Traces of Lived Experiences

    Pages 11-24

    Pellegrino, Marina Pia

  • Social Acts and Communities: Walther Between Husserl and Reinach

    Pages 27-46

    Salice, Alessandro (et al.)

  • On Community: Edith Stein and Gerda Walther

    Pages 47-56

    Pezzella, Anna Maria

  • Gerda Walther and the Possibility of a Non-intentional We of Community

    Pages 57-70

    Calcagno, Antonio

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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gerda Walther’s Phenomenology of Sociality, Psychology, and Religion
Editors
  • Antonio Calcagno
Series Title
Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97592-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97592-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97591-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07378-7
Series ISSN
2523-8760
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 171
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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