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Edith Stein's Itinerary: Phenomenology, Christian Philosophy, and Carmelite Spirituality

Köln, 15 - 17 August 2019

Edith Stein’s (1891–1942) philosophical life followed an intellectual itinerary that started with the thought of Edmund Husserl and phenomenology; it then turned to Christian philosophy and, ultimately, to Carmelite spirituality.

CFP is closedOriginal Call for Papers

The International Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein (IASPES) invites submissions that explore Stein’s philosophical corpus from the three aforementioned periods. We welcome papers that discuss the relationships between the various moments of Stein’s intellectual life. We encourage submissions addressing various issues, ideas, claims, and arguments from these three areas of Stein’s thought, including the relation between her philosophy and that of her fellow phenomenologists (Husserl, Conrad-Martius, Reinach, Scheler, Ingarden, Walther, von Hildebrand, etc.); debates around the nature and content of Christian philosophy; issues in Christian philosophy; a discussion of how Carmelite spirituality influenced andshaped Stein’s later philosophy; and Stein’s relation to figures like Martin Grabmann, Daniel Feuling,OSB, Peter Wust, Rudolf Otto, Erik Peterson, or Erich Przywara, SJ. Papers on Stein’s philosophy ofwoman, ontology, politics, community, empathy, philosophical anthropology, and her philosophy of history and psychology are also welcome.

Call for Papers: Abstracts (250 words maximum) dealing with the aforementioned themes or those connected to Stein’s philosophy in general may be sent to both Antonio Calcagno ( and Harm Klueting (

Abstracts and papers are welcome in English, German, French, and Spanish
Deadline for Abstracts: February 15, 2019

IASPES is grateful for the collaborative support and generosity of Professor Dr. theol. Dr. phil. Harm Klueting (Universität zu Köln), who serves as the local host and organizer of the event.