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By Edith Stein,Marianne Sawicki

Any nation exists just for the advantage of humans. This simple guiding principle of Edith Stein's political suggestion rests on her conviction that humanity is essentially one group, beneficial past degree. changes of race, tradition, and language provide us potential to know the values of lifestyles uniquely in order that we may well 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 struggle. It units forth a philosophy of legislations, executive, and management that's without delay idealistic and functional. what's correct, Stein argues, doesn't come up from laws or litigation or politics. correct family, as such, are extra uncomplicated than any establishment. right here, too, are Stein's first critical discussions of spiritual concerns resembling guilt, expiation, and freedom of judgment of right and wrong. this is often the philosophical paintings that instantly preceded her determination to be baptized, on January 1, 1922.

Whether mockingly or predictably, Stein was once positioned to demise two decades later by means of a nation that openly defied approximately each precept that she had defended during this treatise. In loss of life 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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