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Philosophical Journal Features the Life and Thoughts of Edith Stein


Quaestiones Disputatae is the MA Philosophy Program's biannual journal of philosophy.

Posted:  2013-12-11

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Quaestiones Disputatae - Edith Stein

STEUBENVILLE, OH—The newest issue of Quaestiones Disputatae features the philosophical thought of Edith Stein, a Jewish convert to Catholicism and Carmelite nun. Stein was martyred in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942 and was canonized in 1998, under her religious name, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. 

The Quaestiones Disputatae issue, “Selected Papers on the Legacy of Edith Stein’s Finite and Eternal Being,” features well-known Edith Stein scholar Sarah Borden Sharkey as special guest editor. It includes articles from philosophers such as Glenn Chicoine, Timothy Martel, Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray, and Sarah Borden Sharkey herself.

“Thanks to the hard work of Dr. Borden Sharkey, the issue features articles of particularly high quality ranging over fascinating features of Edith Stein’s great work, Finite and Eternal Being,” said Dr. Paul Symington, an assistant professor of philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville and editor of Quaestiones Disputatae. Topics include personhood, the interplay between faith and reason, and art and the role of truth.

The work of Stein coupled Christian devotion and philosophical acumen. From 1913-1918, Stein was an assistant to and collaborator with the founder of the phenomenological movement, Edmund Husserl. Husserl’s new methodology inadvertently offered some of his students, including Stein, a rich perspective on the value of Christianity.

Quaestiones Disputatae features original work by scholars from all over the world. Recent issues represent the fruit of philosophy conferences at Franciscan University of Steubenville and elsewhere. Papers are selected for inclusion by an expert in the field who serves as special guest editor for each issue.

The journal is made possible by the support of Franciscan University of Steubenville and the MA Philosophy Program. The new issue is available for individual purchase; two-year subscriptions to the journal are also available. To subscribe and find out more about the journal, please visit www.quaestionesdisputatae.com.

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