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    Edith Stein and Thomas Aquinas on Being and Essence
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 82 (1): 87-103. 2008.
    In her later philosophical writings, Stein works to synthesize the medieval scholastic tradition and contemporary phenomenology. Stein draws heavily fromThomas Aquinas’s work so that the prevalence of positive references to Thomas have led many to read Stein as a Thomist. On critical questions regarding beingand essence, however, Stein is not a Thomist. In addition to mental and actual being, she also affirms essential being, which is properly the being of intelligibilitiesas well as potencies. …Read more
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    Edith Stein’s Understanding of Woman
    International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (2): 171-190. 2006.
    This essay looks at Edith Stein’s descriptions of the fundamental equality, yet distinct differences between women and men, and attempts to make clear the ontology underlying her claims. Stein’s position—although drawing from the general Aristotelian-Thomistic position—differs from Thomas Aquinas’s, and she understands gender as tied significantly to our form or soul. The particular way in which gender is “written into” our soul, however, differs from the way in which both our humanity and indiv…Read more
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    Rediscovering empathy: Agency, folk psychology, and the human sciences
    International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (1): 118-120. 2008.
    Review of Karsten Steuber's Rediscovering Empathy: Agency, Folk, Psychology, and the Human Sciences
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    Thine Own Self: Individuality in Edith Stein's Later Writings
    DC: Catholic University of America Press. 2010.
    Individual form and relevant distinctions -- Reasons for affirming individual forms -- Types of essential structures -- Types of being -- Principles of individuality -- Individual form and mereology -- Challenges for individual forms -- Alternative accounts of individual form -- An alternative account revisited.
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    European Sources of Human Dignity: A Commented Anthology. By Mette Lebech
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 94 (2): 353-355. 2020.
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    Eternal Rest: The Beauty and Challenge of Essential Being
    Quaestiones Disputatae 4 (1): 45-64. 2013.
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    Introduction to Edith Stein's "The Interiority of the Soul," from Finite and Eternal Being
    Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 8 (2): 178-182. 2005.
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    An Aristotelian Feminism
    Springer. 2016.
    This book articulates the theoretical outlines of a feminism developed from Aristotle’s metaphysics, making a new contribution to feminist theory. Readers will discover why Aristotle was not a feminist and how he might have become one, through an investigation of Aristotle and Aristotelian tradition. The author shows how Aristotle’s metaphysics can be used to articulate a particularly subtle and theoretically powerful understanding of gender that may offer a highly useful tool for distinctively …Read more
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    Rediscovering Empathy: Agency, Folk Psychology, and the Human Sciences (review)
    International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (1): 118-120. 2008.
  • The primary goals of my dissertation are, first, to present Stein's metaphysical claims, particularly her understanding of being and essence; secondly, to situate Stein's claims regarding individual forms within her more general metaphysical framework, looking particularly at the way in which individual forms function as principles of individual uniqueness; and, finally, to evaluate her use of individual forms. ;The first chapter of the dissertation presents Stein's claims regarding individual f…Read more