Conjugality: A Reading According to Edith Stein´s Notion of Community* * Apoio: CAPES

Eunides Almeida Roberta Carvalho Romagnoli About the authors


From the book Contribuciones a la fundamentación filosófica de la psicología y de las ciencias del espíritu,Edith Stein introduces intersubjectivity as a requirement for constituting the “I” and the “We”. Accordingly, her definition of community enables us to understand conjugality in its constitutive aspects, highlighting it as one of the spaces of subjectivity formation, reminding us of themes like: self-formation, creativity, ethics, otherness, openness and individual and collective responsibility. The Stein’s analyses, from the concept of person, also clarify that the formation process, specifically correlated to identifying and repeating intra-family and social models, is governed by the laws of sense and not limited to the psychological sphere, showing the possibility of self-configuration and reconfiguration of “oneself” and of conjugality.

Edith Stein; marital relations; phenomenology; self-formation; creativity

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