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

By Edith Stein,Marianne Sawicki

Any country 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 neighborhood, important past degree. ameliorations of race, tradition, and language supply us potential to understand the values of existence uniquely in order that we may possibly 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 warfare. It units forth a philosophy of legislations, govt, and management that's instantaneously idealistic and useful. what's correct, Stein argues, doesn't come up from laws or litigation or politics. correct kinfolk, as such, are extra easy than any establishment. the following, too, are Stein's first severe discussions of non secular concerns reminiscent of guilt, expiation, and freedom of moral sense. this is often the philosophical paintings that instantly preceded her choice to be baptized, on January 1, 1922.

Whether satirically or predictably, Stein used to be positioned to demise two decades later through a kingdom that overtly defied approximately each precept that she had defended during this treatise. In demise she bore own witness to the team spirit and dignity of the human race. She perished together with her humans, Jews and Christians alike, at Auschwitz.

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