Body, Text, and Science

The Literacy of Investigative Practices and the Phenomenology of Edith Stein

  • Marianne Sawicki

Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 144)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Marianne Sawicki
    Pages 1-48
  3. Marianne Sawicki
    Pages 90-143
  4. Marianne Sawicki
    Pages 144-183
  5. Marianne Sawicki
    Pages 184-221
  6. Marianne Sawicki
    Pages 222-267
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 268-318

About this book


What is "scientific" about the natural and human sciences? Precisely this: the legibility of our worlds and the distinctive reading strategies that they provoke. That account of the essence of science comes from Edith Stein, who as HusserI's assistant 1916-1918 labored in vain to bring his massive Ideen to publication, and then went on to propose her own solution to the problem of finding a unified foundation for the social and physical sciences. Stein argued that human bodily life itself affords direct access to the interplay of natural causality, cultural motivation, and personal initiative in history and technology. She developed this line of approach to the sciences in her early scholarly publications, which too soon were overshadowed by her religious lectures and writings, and eventually were obscured by National Socialism's ideological attack on philosophies of empathy. Today, as her church prepares to declare Stein a saint, her secular philosophical achievements deserve another look.


body Edmund Husserl event Interpretation phenomenology science

Authors and affiliations

  • Marianne Sawicki
    • 1
  1. 1.Midway CollegeMidwayUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0262-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3979-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-1350
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