Volume 25, Issue 2, Fall 2021
Rethinking Phenomenology with Edith Stein
Angela Ales Bello, Antonio Calcagno
The Meaning of Life between Time and Eternity
This paper explores the question of the meaning of life, not only from the perspective of its temporal unfolding from birth to death but also from the perspective of its own particular meaning and its final cause, to use Aristotelian categories. In order to discuss this argument I refer myself to Edith Stein to show how crucial moments of her own life give rise to important and deining philosophical positions that touch upon questions of personal identity, social and communal relations, and a relationship with God.