Hedwig Conrad-Martius and the Phenomenology of Nature

  • Angela Ales Bello
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 80)


The most original aspect of Hedwig Conrad-Martius’ philosophy, the field to which she made a personal contribution, is represented by her interpretation of nature, and it is not by chance that the few studies of her thought all tend to concentrate on this particular area of inquiry. Her interest in nature is also bound up with her personal experience. Indeed, her husband, Theodore Conrad, who recognized her intellectual ability, but was well aware of the difficulty of finding a place for a woman in university teaching in the early years of the twentieth century, had encouraged her to devote herself to another passion, caring for plants, and had bought her a small orchard that for a certain period constituted a full-time occupation for her.


Ideal Object Phenomenological Analysis Real Existence Metaphysical Question Empirical Object 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Ales Bello
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  1. 1.Italian Phenomenology CenterRomeItaly

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