An Investigation Concerning the State (The Collected Works by Edith Stein,Marianne Sawicki

By Edith Stein,Marianne Sawicki

Any kingdom exists just for the good thing about humans. This uncomplicated guiding principle of Edith Stein's political concept rests on her conviction that humanity is essentially one group, helpful past degree. changes of race, tradition, and language provide us ability to know the values of lifestyles uniquely in order that we might proportion them universally, achieving throughout all such social boundaries.

Stein wrote this treatise within the early days of the Weimar Republic, almost immediately after the 1st global battle. It units forth a philosophy of legislations, executive, and management that's without delay idealistic and sensible. what's correct, Stein argues, doesn't come up from laws or litigation or politics. correct kin, as such, are extra easy than any establishment. right here, too, are Stein's first severe discussions of non secular concerns corresponding to guilt, expiation, and freedom of sense of right and wrong. this can be the philosophical paintings that instantly preceded her selection to be baptized, on January 1, 1922.

Whether sarcastically or predictably, Stein used to be positioned to loss of life two decades later by means of a kingdom that openly defied approximately each precept that she had defended during this treatise. In dying she bore own witness to the solidarity and dignity of the human race. She perished along with her humans, Jews and Christians alike, at Auschwitz.

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