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Sean Gaffney

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Jul 24, 2010, 4:16:59 PM7/24/10
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Dear Steinians (well, okay - Sarah and Haydn),

I notice that all commentators note the absence of Chapter 1 in On The Problem of Empathy, and that there is a distinct absence even of "conspiracy theories"...

Can anybody hold a lighted candle to this omission?

And I am now reading page 5 of Empathy for the 7th. time...

Sarah Borden

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Jul 25, 2010, 3:55:25 AM7/25/10
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Dear Sean,

I have not been following the discussion closely, and Haydn may have already addressed this.  But my understanding is that chapter 1 was not published with the text because of paper shortages during WWI.  (It was fairly long and primarily historical, setting the stage for the rest.  Husserl or Stein, or whoever made the publishing decision decided it was not necessary for the argument.)  I have not looked into this, but I am assuming that this was somewhat standard practice during the war--especially given the requirement to publish all dissertations in Germany.

A number of people have searched for copies of chapter 1 in various archives, but have yet to find it.  This surprises me a bit.  I would expect Stein to keep at least one copy--but so far that copy has not turned up, as far as I know.

Great to read in on the group--fascinating topics!

Sarah

 

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Sean Gaffney

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Jul 25, 2010, 4:11:18 AM7/25/10
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Sarah,

Thank you for your thoughts on Chapter 1, and nice to read you here - somehow made a little special by having read your chapter in the Berkman book last night, and then a mail from the author the following morning.

As my friends here know, I am regularly amazed at coincidences like this...

Anyway, welcome again!

Seán

Sarah Borden

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Jul 25, 2010, 8:15:04 AM7/25/10
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Thanks!

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