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From the "neutral" human being to gender difference

phenomenological and dual anthropology in Edith Stein

Angela Ales Bello

pp. 11-23

Following Husserl's lead, Edith Stein maintains that, on one hand, phenomenology can account for the universality of the structure of the human being and can give an essential description of the "phenomenon." On the other hand, she is sensitive to the claims of the feminist movement and believes it is necessary to deepen the difference between male and female, not only by describing what constitutes the feminine but also what constitutes the masculine. In doing so, Stein brings something new to philosophical discourse. Additionally, she defends the singularity of the human being in which both male and female are present.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21124-4_2

Full citation:

Ales Bello, A. (2016)., From the "neutral" human being to gender difference: phenomenological and dual anthropology in Edith Stein, in A. Calcagno (ed.), Edith Stein: women, social- political philosophy, theology, metaphysics and public history, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 11-23.

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