Women’s History Month: Women in Phenomenology

Have a sneak peek into the Center's work in Women in Phenomenology.

This month is Women’s History Month. Each week of this month, we will introduce you to the Center’s work by focusing on a particular historical period in philosophy and science.

We continue this week with our work in Women in Phenomenology, another of the Center’s core pillars. Three philosophers are at the core of our work: Hedwig Conrad-Martius, Edith Stein and Gerda Walther.

Recently, Daniel Neumann has organized a series of conferences and talk series to bring into discussion some of the central issues of the work of these women phenomenologists. Among these are the conference Phenomenology, Reality and Essences which explored the interrelation between the idea of the a priori as a method of intuition and a designation of reality.

Talks featured topics such as “Essence Intuition in Conrad-Martius’ Aesthetics” by Irene Breuer and “Wesen in Stein’s Finite and Eternal Being” by Peter Antich and “Conrad-Martius on Two Senses of Metaphysics” by Daniel Neumann.

The New Voices Talk Series “Phenomenology and Metaphysics” included talks on the connection between Edith Stein’s and Max Scheler’s concept of metaphysics, Gerda Walther’s Social Ontology and Landmann-Kalischer’s Philosophy of Value.

The Springer Series Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences saw the release of a series of important contributions including “Hedwig Conrad-Martius and Edith Stein: Philosophical Encounters and Divides” edited by Ronny Miron and Antonio Calcagno and “Else Voigtländer: Self, Emotion, and Sociality” edited by Íngrid Vendrell Ferran. Additionally, in the De Gruyter Series “Women Philosophers Heritage Collection”, the first translation of Conrad-Martius in English was published. The tome includes her “Metaphysical Conversations and Phenomenological Essays“.

Our Sight and Sound page also contains little treasures relating to women phenomenologists.

To find young scholars working in this field, please join our page Find Scholars in New Voices.

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