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    Beginning to read Stein's Finite and Eternal Being

    Lebech, Mette (2010) Beginning to read Stein's Finite and Eternal Being. Phenonenology, 4. pp. 139-154. ISSN 978-973-1997-71-1

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    Stein called Finite and Eternal Being her ‘spiritual legacy’. The access to this legacy has been restricted by the dif-ficulty of assessing exactly what it is that Stein is doing in the work. It has been regarded as a work of Thomist philosophy, but a closer reading reveals it as quite critical of St Thomas. After the publication of the appendices of the work, it has become fairly clear that it can be conceived as a critique of the early Heidegger. Stein understood her task as being that of bringing together Aristotelian and Modern philosophy, the lat-ter represented by Phenomenology and the former by Scholas-ticism. We shall propose (the beginnings of ) an interpretation of the work that sees it as the culmination of Stein’s phenome-nological project, as well as a work standing in the tradition of the philosophia perennis.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Stein; Finite; Eternal; Being;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Philosophy
    Item ID: 13490
    Depositing User: Mette Lebech
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 10:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Phenonenology
    Publisher: Zeta Books
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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