Intentionality and Person in Medieval Philosophy and Phenomenology
The goal of the project is to explore the relations between the concept of intentionality and the notion of person in the works of Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus and Edith Stein in order to ask the question of whether these authors, if taken together, can help us develop a coherent personalistic ontology. Historically held as the founders of two opposite philosophical systems, Aquinas and Scotus are reconciled in the philosophical work of Edith Stein, insofar as she develops a strong account of the person that seems to be deeply indebted to both.
What are the causes pushing her toward such choice? Is the account that she develops able to provide an view alternative to both Aquinas’ and Scotus’? Finally, what kind of account of the person is required in order for a realist concept of intentionality to be possibly developed?