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American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

Volume 83, Issue 4, Fall 2009

Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz
Pages 555-581
DOI: 10.5840/acpq200983445

Edith Stein’s Little-Known Side
Social Philosophy out of the Spirit of Phenomenology

This paper examines Edith Stein’s phenomenological analysis of society—a neglected side of her thought—and situates it in a two-fold context: (a) philosophical studies of society undertaken in German-speaking lands in the aftermath of the First World War, and (b) Christian concepts of surrogacy and responsibility for the other.