Conference: Stein’s and Husserl’s Intertwined Itineraries 1916-25

Ever wondered how the itineraries of Edith Stein and Edmund Husserl are intertwined? Find out at our conference.

The Center History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (Paderborn University, Germany) in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy (Maynooth University, Ireland) announce an international online conference, organised by Mette Lebech, on


Intersubjectivity and Person: Stein’s and Husserl’s intertwined Itineraries 1916-25 with focus on Ideas II

May 20-21, 2021

Edith Stein attempted already in her doctorate to complement Husserl’s work on phenomenology by a painstaking analysis of empathy including its indispensable role in the constitution of the psycho-physical individual and the person. As Husserl’s assistant 1918-20 she famously edited in particular his Ideas II, perhaps introducing within it a view of this relationship foreign to Husserl’s. This conference attempts to shed light on this matter by bringing into focus the integrity and coherence of their respective contributions in advance of the appearance of the new and revised edition of Ideas II.

Speakers include Angela Ales Bello, Paul O’ Hagan, Antonio Calcagno, Emanuele Caminada, Margaretha Hackermeier, Kathleen Haney, Sara Heinämaa, Julia Jansen, Valentina Gaudiano, Mette Lebech, James McGuirk, George Heffernan, Anna Varga Jani, Francesca de Vecchi, Mariele Wulf and Francis B. Payo.

Focus: Husserl and Stein’s respective understanding of the constitution of the body, and its importance for intersubjectivity and transcendental phenomenology.

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