Monday, December 27, 2004

Omnia Mea Mecum Porto Noch Einmal

Peter Freienstein writes:

Dear Bill,

Did you know that Omnia mea mecum porto was Edith SteinĀ“s motto, too?



No, Peter, I didn't know that! I learned the saying from Schopenhauer's Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit, but subsequently discovered that it was employed by Feuerbach, and can be traced back to Cicero. Michael Gilleland has a very good post on the topic. See also here, hic, hier und da.

I am very much an admirer of Edith Stein, and it occurs to me that she deserves a place on my Neglected Philosophers list. Why should her Finite and Eternal Being go largely unread when Heidegger's works are minutely studied?