Husserl and Stein

Edited by William Sweet and Richard Feist



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Introduction: Husserl, Stein, and Phenomenology

            William Sweet and Richard Feist


1. “Brentano and Intentionality,”

            Rolf George 


2. “Altered States: American Empiricism, Austrian Rationalism, and Universal Intuition,”

            Anoop Gupta


3. “The Sixth Meditation,”

            Richard Holmes


4. “Carnap, Husserl, Euclid, and the Idea of a Material Geometry”

            René Jagnow


5. “Reductions and Relativity”

            Richard Feist


6. “Are There Really Appearances? Dennett and Husserl on Seemings and Presence,"

            David L. Thompson


7. “Stein and Modern Philosophy,”

            Chantal Beauvais 


8. “Edith Stein and Inter-subjectivity,”

            Ernest J. McCullough


9. “Other Bodies and Other Minds in Edith Stein: Or, How to Talk About Empathy,”

            Judy Miles


10. “The Humane Community: Husserl versus Stein”

            Marianne Sawicki




William Sweet (Editor) is Professor of Philosophy at St Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia, Canada). He is the author of Idealism and Rights (1997), Religious Belief: The Contemporary Debate (2003), and Anti-foundationalism, Faith, and Community (2003, with Hendrik Hart). He has edited several collections of scholarly essays, including Philosophical Theory and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (2003), Philosophy, Culture, and Pluralism (2002), Idealism, Metaphysics, and Community (2001), The Bases of Ethics (2000), and God and Argument (1999). He has also published an edition of The Philosophical Theory of the State and Related Essays by Bernard Bosanquet (2001, with Gerald F. Gaus), and edited The Collected Works of Bernard Bosanquet, 20 volumes (1999).


Richard Feist (Editor) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Saint Paul University (Ottawa, Canada). He has edited a volume of critical essays, entitled Husserl and the Sciences: Selected Perspectives, and has published in Approaches to Metaphysics, and The Philosophy of History: a reexamination, and in Oeculture, Dialogue, Protosoziologie, Science et Esprit, De Philosophia, and other journals.



Chantal Beauvais is Assistant Professor and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Université Saint-Paul in Ottawa, Canada. She studied at the Collège dominicain de philosophie et de théologie (in Ottawa, Canada) and the Université d’Ottawa, and has published in Laval théologique et philosophique, Etudes maritainiennes, and De Philosophia.


Rolf George is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo (Canada). He is the author of a number of articles and reviews, and has edited and translated Rudolf Carnap's Der Logische Aufbau der Welt and several of Franz Brentano's books and manuscripts. His current interests are the philosophy of Kant, logic, and philosophical problems in public policy.


Anoop Gupta is a PhD student at the University of Ottawa, Canada.


Richard H. Holmes is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo (Canada). His articles have appeared in The Monist, Dialogue, Research in Phenomenology, Eidos, Queen's Quarterly, and Man and World, and as chapters in the books Japanese and Western Phenomenology and Phenomenology of the Noema. He has edited a translation by Klaus Berger of Moritz Geiger's The Significance of Art, and was guest editor for a Husserl Memorial Issue of Eidos. He is the author of The Transcendence of the World (1994).


René Jagnow (M.A., Humboldt University, Berlin) is Visiting Instructor in Philosophy at Middlebury College, Vermont, USA.


Ernest J. McCullough is adjunct professor of philosophy at St. Mary's College in Calgary. He has taught at Cardinal Muench Seminary (in North Dakota) and St Thomas More College, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is Co-Editor (with R.L. Calder) of Time as a Human Resource (1991).


Judy Miles is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California. She holds a Ph. D. from Claremont Graduate School, and her current research interests include Edith Stein, Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, and Gilles Deleuze.


Marianne Sawicki teaches philosophy and religious studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned a Ph.D. from the School of Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America in 1984, and another Ph.D. in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky in 1996. Dr. Sawicki is a leading interpreter of the philosophy of Edith Stein (Saint Teresia Benedicta a Cruce, OCD) and is active as an editor and translator of Stein's thought for the series, Collected Works of Edith Stein.


David L. Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He holds a PhD from the University of Louvain, Belgium and is a co-editor of Dennett's Philosophy: A Comprehensive Assessment (with Don Ross and Andy Brook). His interests lie principally in the philosophy of mind (e.g. relationship of consciousness to neural system) and in phenomenology (e.g. description of our immediate experience), and he has read papers in a number of countries including Ireland, Norway, Indonesia, and Italy.