Gerda Walther’s Phenomenology of Sociality, Psychology, and Religion

This book explores the philosophical writings of Gerda Walther (1897-1977). It features essays that recover large parts of Walther’s oeuvre in order to show her contribution to phenomenology and philosophy. In addition, the volume contains an English translation of part of her major work on mysticis...

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Contributors: Calcagno, Antonio 1969- (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018
In:Year: 2018
Series/Journal:Women in the History of Philosophy and Sciences 2
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Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Walther, Gerda 1897-1977
Further subjects:B Phenomenology 
B Phenomenology
B Philosophy (General)
B Social sciences-Philosophy
B Philosophy
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Printed edition: 9783319975917
Printed edition: 9783319975931
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Summary:This book explores the philosophical writings of Gerda Walther (1897-1977). It features essays that recover large parts of Walther’s oeuvre in order to show her contribution to phenomenology and philosophy. In addition, the volume contains an English translation of part of her major work on mysticism. The essays consider the interdisciplinary implications of Gerda Walther’s ideas. A student of Edmund Husserl, Edith Stein, and Alexander Pfänder, she wrote foundational studies on the ego, community, mysticism and religion, and consciousness. Her discussions of empathy, identification, the ego and ego-consciousness, alterity, God, mysticism, sensation, intentionality, sociality, politics, and woman are relevant not only to phenomenology and philosophy but also to scholars of religion, women’s and gender studies, sociology, political science, and psychology. Gerda Walther was one of the important figures of the early phenomenological movement. However, as a woman, she could not habilitate at a German university and was, therefore, denied a position. Her complete works have yet to be published. This ground-breaking volume not only helps readers discover a vital voice but it also demonstrates the significant contributions of women to early phenomenological thinking
Editor’s Introduction -- I. The Life and Work of Gerda Walther -- Rodney K.B. Parker: Gerda Walther (1897-1977): A Sketch of a Life -- Marina Pia Pellegrino: Gerda Walther: Searching for the Sense of Things, Following the Traces of Lived Experiences -- II. Social Ontology and the Self -- Alessandro Salice and Genki Uemura: Social Acts and Communities: Walther Between Husserl and Reinach -- Anna Maria Pezzella: On Community: Edith Stein and Gerda Walther -- Antonio Calcagno: Gerda Walther and the Possibility of a Non-Intentional We of Community -- Julia Mühl: Human Beings as Social Beings: Gerda Walther’s Anthropological Approach -- Christina M. Gschwandtner: Körper, Leib, Gemüt, Seele, Geist: Conceptions of the Self in Early Phenomenology -- Manuela Massa: What is the Condition for the Members of Social Communities to Be “Real” People, According to Gerda Walther?III. Religion and Mysticism -- Gerda Walther (Translated by Rodney K.B. Parker): Phenomenology of Mysticism, Introduction and Chapter 1 -- Angela Ales Bello: The Sense of Mystical Experience According to Gerda Walther -- Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray: Phenomenological Approaches to the Uncanny and the Divine: Adolf Reinach and Gerda Walther on Mystical Experience
ISBN:3319975927
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-97592-4