Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica 63 (1):107-122 (2021)

Giulio Sacco
Perugia University
Feminist thinkers have commonly interpreted Edith Stein’s “dual anthropology” as a form of essentialism and difference feminism. For them, men and women have (or should have) different functions and capabilities. The article argues against this traditional account. Starting from two distinct criticisms of difference feminism – that of Judith Butler and that of Martha Nussbaum – it claims that the best way to read Stein’s position is to consider it a liberal feminism, for the emphasis that she puts on the uniqueness of every single human being.
Keywords Anthropology, Edith Stein, Equality, Essentialism, Liberal feminism
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