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© Edith-Stein-Archiv zu Köln

© Edith-Stein-Archiv zu Köln

25 April 2024

„Er ist doch einer der Unsrigen“.

Henri Bergson in Edith Steins Briefen

(online event)

Henri Bergson has experienced a variety of receptions in Germany; that of the phenomenologists may have begun emphatically with the French exclamation and exclamation mark “Les bergsoniens conséquents, c'est nous!” Husserl's emphatic prelude. In 1914, Ingarden began his dissertation on Bergson with Husserl, which was also reflected in Edith Stein's letters. The lecture follows these traces.

Dr Matthias Vollet, studied philosophy in Eichstätt, Mainz, Berlin, Dijon, Seville and elsewhere. M.A. on Nicolaus Cusanus, Dr phil. with a thesis on Henri Bergson. 1994-1998 research associate at the Philosophical Seminar of the University of Mainz, 1999-2001 personal assistant to the President of the University of Mainz, 2002-2010 again research associate at the Philosophical Seminar of the University of Mainz. Since 2010 Managing Director of the Kues Academy for European Intellectual History; lecturer at the University of Mainz. Guest lecturer in Colombia, Spain, Italy and France.

The lecture will take place on 25 April at 7 pm (CEST). The event will be held via the Zoom platform.  After registering, you will receive a link to the event, which is valid for all sessions of the event. To register for the event, please use our registration form: https://form.jotform.com/222734981377062.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Monika Adamczyk-Enriquez at the following e-mail address: edithstein.veranstaltungen@gmail.com.

March 21, 2024

„Stein und Hering – Phänomenologie, Metaphysik

und Religion im Gespräch“

(Online event)

 

Like Edith Stein, Jean Hering (1890-1966) was one of the earliest students of Husserl, whose transcendental turn he criticized. Like Stein, he therefore oriented himself towards Adolf Reinach and continued his reflections on the philosophy of religion, in which he became a hinge between Reinach, Conrad-Martius and Stein. Similar to Stein as a phenomenologist who consciously decides to live in the Roman Catholic Church (developing an explicitly Christian philosophy and bringing Husserl into conversation with Thomas Aquinas), Hering as a phenomenologist and Protestant theologian attempts to constructively relate the two disciplines to one another. Against this background, the lecture first introduces the person and work of Jean Hering, outlines his development between Husserl and Reinach, and places a special focus on Hering's work „Phänomenologie als Grundlage der Metaphysik?“ (Phenomenology as the basis of metaphysics?), written in 1917, the year of Reinach's death. He sheds light on Hering's personal contacts with Stein from her student days in Göttingen, their shared appreciation of Reinach and explains her commitment to the cohesion of the early phenomenological movement, especially in relation to Heidegger. Finally, it deals with Hering's concept of the "Wesenskerns" and its further development by Stein, as well as the phenomenological character of Hering's exegesis. In this context, the lecture deals with the question of the extent to which Hering not only acts as a bridge-builder in his personal work, but also makes an important contribution to the reception of Husserl's and Reinach's phenomenology in France in his theological work.

Joachim Feldes was born in Speyer in 1965 and grew up in nearby Schifferstadt, where Edith Stein's last sign of life comes from. After his ordination to the priesthood in 1994, he was chaplain in Bad Bergzabern for three years. During this time, he began to research Stein's life and work and continued this work after moving to the Anglican Church in 2009. In 2013, Feldes completed his doctorate under Hans Rainer Sepp in Prague on the Bergzabern Circle in the context of early phenomenology and began teaching in the fields of philosophy of religion, homiletics and Anglican theology in 2016. He has been Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Edith Stein's Philosophy (IASPES) since 2019 and Dean of Studies at the Lancelot Andrewes Institute in Nuremberg since 2022. He is married, pastors the Anglican parish in Rhine-Neckar and works as an English teacher.

 

The lecture will take place on March 21 at 7 pm. The event will be held via the Zoom platform. After registering, you will receive a link to the event, which is valid for all sessions of the event. To register for the event, please use our registration form: https://form.jotform.com/222734981377062.Bei If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Monika Adamczyk-Enriquez at the e-mail address: edithstein.veranstaltungen@gmail.com.

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Quelle: Edith-Stein-Archiv zu  Köln

February 21, 2024

Wege der Gotteserkenntnis

im Leben und Denken 

von Simone Weil und Edith Stein

(online event)

If you take a closer look at the writings of the French philosopher Simone Weil, you discover that she intuitively used the phenomenological method in her thinking and life - the tireless "search" for truth. Her entire approach to life was phenomenological. Her original way of describing the phenomenological method provides a new perspective on phenomenology. Her description reveals a mystical depth that seems to be hidden in the core of phenomenology.

Particularly with regard to Edith Stein's search for truth and her understanding of the phenomenological method, the analysis of Simone Weil's works is highly interesting from a philosophical point of view. For in Edith Stein's thinking, too, a depth seems to emerge within phenomenology that is reminiscent of the thinking of great mystics.

The aim of this lecture is to use the thought and life of both outstanding 20th century philosophers to show the differences and yet profound similarities in the ways of recognising God. Both Simone Weil and Edith Stein show, not only in their thinking but also in their lives, that phenomenology is more than "just" a philosophical method.   
      

Karolina Fiutak (born 1991 in Hamburg) is currently a doctoral student at the Pontifical John Paul II University in Krakow. She will soon be defending her doctoral thesis in philosophy on the topic „Diagnose der aktuellen Krise der Kultur und Wege zu ihrer Überwindung im Denken von Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz“ (Diagnosis of the current crisis of culture and ways to overcome it in the thinking of Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz). She wrote her Master's thesis (Krakow 2018) on „Wege der Gotteserkenntnis im Denken von Simone Weil und Edith Stein“ (Ways of recognising God in the thinking of Simone Weil and Edith Stein). Her main areas of interest are: Phenomenology, philosophy of religion, philosophical anthropology, transhumanism and the thought of Edith Stein, Simone Weil, Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz and Edmund Husserl.

The lecture will take place on 21 February at 7 pm. The event will be held via the Zoom platform.  After registering, you will receive a link to the event, which will be valid for all sessions of the event. To register for the event, please use our registration form: https://form.jotform.com/222734981377062.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Monika Adamczyk-Enriquez at the following e-mail address: edithstein.veranstaltungen@gmail.com.

18 January 2024

"Edith Stein und Erich Przywara –

die Geschichte eines inspirierenden Austausches"

(online event)

Erich Przywara SJ (1889-1972) was one of the most important Catholic theologians and philosophers of religion in the German-speaking world during the interwar period. It is therefore not surprising that he crossed paths with Edith Stein after her conversion. In what is probably her most important work, "Ewiges und endliches Sein", Stein emphasises that the "lively exchange of ideas" with Przywara "probably had a decisive influence on both his and her questions". Przywara emphasises the almost spontaneous agreement between him and Stein on the translation of some of Newman's works and the "Quaestiones disputatae de veritate" by Thomas Aquinas. However, he does not conceal the fact that there were also considerable philosophical divergences between him and Stein. This lecture will examine the history of this inspiring exchange and Przywara's later interpretation of Edith Stein's thought and life.

P. Lukasz Strzyz-Steinert OCD (PhD in Theology) has been a member of the Carmelite Order since 1999. He completed his doctoral studies at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome and dedicated his doctoral thesis to the person of Erich Przywara (2017). He teaches theology in Rome at the Pontifical Faculty "Teresianum".
 

The lecture will take place at 19:00. The event will be held via the Zoom platform.  After registering, you will receive a link to the event, which is valid for all sessions of the event. To register for the event, please use our registration form: https://form.jotform.com/222734981377062.

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