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Body, Text, and Science : The Literacy of Investigative Practices and the Phenomenology of Edith Stein - Marianne Sawicki

Body, Text, and Science

The Literacy of Investigative Practices and the Phenomenology of Edith Stein

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What is scientific about the natural and human sciences? Precisely this: the legibility of our worlds and the distinctive reading strategies that they provoke. That proposal comes from Edith Stein, who as Husserl's assistant 1916-1918 labored in vain to bring his massive Ideen to publication. She argued that human bodily life itself affords direct access to the interplay of natural causality, cultural motivation, and personal initiative. This study explores the hermeneutical background of Stein's phenomenology and shows that she composed crucial passages of the Ideen manuscripts. Stein's own works on empathy and on psychology establish that natural science is a cultural achievement, resting on the ability to isolate caused data by recognizing and subtracting motivated data from raw data. This subtractive literacy is the most basic scientific competence, and it is fundamentally interpersonal. The reality of the illegible causal remainder overcomes the critiques of science recently offered by psychoanalytic and standpoint feminisms.

Prefacep. ix
The Genesis of Phenomenologyp. 1
The Nineteenth-Century German Hermeneutical Traditionp. 3
Friedrich Schleiermacherp. 3
Wilhelm Diltheyp. 6
The Munich Phenomenologistsp. 9
Theodor Lippsp. 9
Alexander Pfanderp. 19
Hedwig Conrad-Martiusp. 28
Max Schelerp. 30
Adolf Reinachp. 43
Husserl's Early Treatments of Intersubjectivityp. 49
From the Logische Untersuchungen to Seefeldp. 54
The 1910 Lectures on Basic Problems of Phenomenologyp. 62
The Logos Article and the First Book of the Ideenp. 68
Nature and Intellect in Ideen IIp. 73
First solution: the priority of bodily lifep. 75
Second solution: the priority of transcendental constitutionp. 81
Husserl's choice of "the second solution"p. 86
Edith Stein's Hermeneutic Theoryp. 90
Eidetics of Empathyp. 91
Empathy is led, not projectedp. 95
What is empathized is neither act nor form, but contentp. 96
Empathized content has a quality distinguishing one's own from another'sp. 99
I's neither overlay nor displace each other while sharing contentp. 102
Empathy requires a new sciencep. 103
Analysis of the Constitution of Individualsp. 108
The intramonadic ip. 113
Monad as live bodyp. 115
Plurality of live bodiesp. 123
Analysis of the Empathy of Personal Typesp. 131
Beyond transcendental phenomenologyp. 131
Person as limitp. 136
Difference, illusion, irrationality, pathology, evilp. 139
Edith Stein's Hermeneutic Practicesp. 144
Classifying Stein's Worksp. 148
Anonymous Textual Productionp. 151
Stein's work for Husserlp. 153
Stein's work for other philosophersp. 165
Further ventriloquismsp. 168
Philosophical and Theological Autographsp. 170
Philosophical worksp. 171
Historical worksp. 171
Autobiography: Self and Type Under Constructionp. 173
"Edith Stein" as self-made womanp. 175
Stein's collaboration in the production and maintenance of "types"p. 181
Interpretations of Edith Steinp. 184
Interpretations of Stein by Period and by Topicp. 187
Interpretations of Stein before Auschwitzp. 187
Posthumous interpretations of Steinp. 199
Interpretations of Stein, According to Deployment of I'sp. 216
The authority syndrome, and "docility"p. 218
Type, the drift toward biography, and "echoing"p. 219
The Pygmalion syndrome, and "receptive adaptation"p. 220
Science as Literacyp. 222
Reading Lifep. 222
Docility to an autographed textp. 224
Echoing an autobiographical textp. 225
Chiseling anonymouslyp. 226
Writing Sciencep. 227
"Blending" and psychic causalityp. 228
"Tending" and motivationp. 231
Objects as motivesp. 233
The sequence of motive-constitution and choicep. 235
The dynamics of creative choicep. 236
Phenomenology of Einfuhlung as the science of sciencep. 239
Psychoanalytic Feminism as the Science of Sciencep. 241
Materialist Feminism as the Science of Sciencep. 246
Realist Feminism as the Science of Sciencep. 250
Bordo's diagnosis: science as anxious flightp. 251
Schussler Fiorenza's denunciation: science as kyriarchal oppressionp. 252
Toward a realfeminist alternativep. 255
Proposal and conclusionp. 261
Dissertations and Theses on Edith Steinp. 268
Critique of Bordo's Empathy Theoryp. 270
Referencesp. 280
Indexp. 308
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ISBN: 9780792347590
ISBN-10: 0792347595
Series: Phaenomenologica
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 30th September 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.42