What is the meaning of being? More concretely, “What do human beings and quarks, ideal geometrical shapes and possible worlds, ‘sickness’ and ‘health’, the number three and gravity all have in common that allows us to say that each of them is?” (xvii). In Being Unfolded, Thomas Gricoski attempts to get to the bottom of this perennially valid question by exploring the question of the meaning of being in one of Edith Stein’s later philosophical works, the phenomenological and Scholastic study, Finite and Eternal Being: An Attempt to Ascend to the Meaning of Being [Endliches und ewiges Sein: Versuch eines Aufstiegs zum Sinn des Seins]. Gricoski takes Stein’s proposition of the idea of “unfolding,” more precisely, the “unfolding of meaning,” as that which unites the various senses of being and provides an interpretive key to its meaning across all modes of being—all actual, essential, and mental modes of being detailed by Stein.
"Being Unfolded: Edith Stein on the Meaning of Being,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 10, Article 8.
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