Edith Stein's On the Problem of Empathy: A Companion

Author:   Timothy A. Burns ,  Íngrid Vendrell Ferran
Publisher:   Lexington Books
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9781666937169


Pages:   148
Publication Date:   15 May 2024
Format:   Hardback
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Empathy (Einfühlung)—as a crucial concept for understanding ourselves, others, and communities—was a central topic of interest in the first half of the twentieth century amongst philosophers and in the emerging sciences of psychology and sociology. Edith Stein’s dissertation and inaugural publication, On the Problem of Empathy, introduces her unique take on empathy, embodiment, phenomenology, and intersubjectivity. Her immersion in phenomenology and her intimate familiarity with the psychology and sociology of her day make it a challenge for contemporary readers to understand. This companion provides a guide to Stein’s first philosophical masterpiece. The opening essays, including a contribution from Íngrid Vendrell Ferran, indicate the most important influences on Stein’s thought circa 1917, the structure and method of her argument, the place of this work in her oeuvre, its historical significance, and its relevance for contemporary philosophical discussions. Timothy Burns then provides a clear and detailed summary of each section of Empathy, elucidating the argument that weaves through this classic of philosophical thought.

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Author:   Timothy A. Burns ,  Íngrid Vendrell Ferran
Publisher:   Lexington Books
Imprint:   Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
Dimensions:   Width: 16.10cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 23.60cm
Weight:   0.426kg
ISBN:  

9781666937169


ISBN 10:   1666937169
Pages:   148
Publication Date:   15 May 2024
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Edith Stein's dissertation On the Problem of Empathy stands as a cornerstone of early realist phenomenology. This companion, enriched by the insights of two leading experts in the field, offers essential reading for appreciating the profound significance and richness of Stein's contributions, illuminating her work from both historical and systematic perspectives. --Alessandro Salice, University College Cork


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Timothy A. Burns is clinical professor of philosophy in the Dougherty Family College at the University of St. Thomas.

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