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date: 25 March 2019

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Edith Stein viewed her work with Husserl as a project of collaboration aimed at developing and promoting phenomenology, but rather than conceiving of constitution or sense-bestowal as belonging to the elements of logic and language, as it does in Husserl’s Logical Investigations and his transcendental structures of noesis and noema or in Reinach’s early work in phenomenology (1951), Stein argued that meaning-making must be grounded in both material nature and spiritual realities. Her early work in phenomenology was not only a critique of the perceived shortcomings of her teachers but also a constructive attempt to expand the account of how phenomenology can seize the objectivity of things themselves by showing how consciousness itself is embodied in a psycho-spiritual unity, which Stein called a person.

Keywords: Edith Stein, sense-bestowal, meaning-making, lived body, psyche, spirit, person

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