Springer: Hedwig Conrad-Martius

Ronny Miron, an expert on Hedwig Conrad Martius and cooperation partner of the Center, published a new book in the Springer book series Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences. This is part of our research area Women in Early Phenomenology, with events such as the recent conference Stein’s and Husserl’s Intertwined Itineraries 1916-25 organized by Mette Lebech.

This article seeks to unearth the philosophical resonance of Hedwig Conrad-Martius’ ideas with Edith Stein’s thinking and thus to add an element of content to the better-known personal relations between the two phenomenologists. Here, resonance has two meanings. The first is phenomenological and apparent in manifestation of a spiritual communality between the two philosophers. The second relates to the constitutive establishing of a new hermeneutical framework from which new possibilities might emerge for understanding the ideas under discussion. – Ronny Miron, A Philosophical Resonance: Hedwig Conrad-Martius Versus Edith Stein

This volume, the first of its kind written in English, interprets the realistic-phenomenological philosophy of Hedwig Conrad-Martius (1888-1966). She was a prominent figure in the Munich-Göttingen Circle, the first generation of phenomenology after Edmund Husserl (1859-1938), and was known as the “first lady of German philosophy”. The articles included in this collection deal with the two main themes constituting her realistic-metaphysical phenomenology: Being and the I. In addition, the collection includes a comprehensive Preface that describes the personal background and the social and philosophical contexts behind Conrad-Martius’s thought, with an emphasis on the mutual influence and fertilization of the group of early phenomenologists in the Munich-Göttingen Circle. The book will be of interest to scholars of philosophy and educated readers.

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