Monarchy, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Five

Edith Stein and Joan of Arc are two of the most significant influences on my spiritual and intellectual life. The Monarchy as the social order of creation’s liturgy. The essence of the Monarchy is the divine order. Its telos is the structuring of human society in accord with the liturgy of the created universe. The… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Five

Monarchy, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Four

The essence of the authentic state is communal more than contract. The social contract is constitutionally associative, not empathically communal, and therefore is a fabricated social norm. The associative binds together individuals as ‘objects’ while the communal binds together humanity through empathy. Thus, the constitutional republic, as an associative contract, is a fabrication and unsustainable… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Four

Edith Stein, Monarchy, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Three

The theorem streaming from Edith Stein’s approach to genus, species, and individual is affirming to the royal heart’s “knowing” with regard to freedom and moral cultural standards. What we “know” in our hearts as the a-priori foundation for what we “seek to understand” is that God’s will is always accomplished (through supramundane forming principles) while… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Three

Edith Stein, Monarchy, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Two

After establishing her model on the basis of science’s classifications of genus, species, and individual, Edith Stein proposes axioms for just how the species is informed by the genus and the individual by the species, i. e., how one comes to know and be filled with the content of who one is. She introduces the… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part Two

Edith Stein, Monarchy, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part One

Edith Stein’s work naturally resonates with the royal heart. Her philosophical models are imbued with Platonic overtones even while focusing on Thomism and Thomas’ Aristotelian thought processes. Among the most striking features is her lengthy development of genus, species, and individual. Stein orders her philosophical model by leveraging the scientific classifications. Possibly more than any… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Part One

Edith Stein, Monarchy, Royal Hearts, Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy

Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Introduction. The Royal Heart as a Spiritual Devotion

“I want, let us say, to solve a problem (I mean, I want to start at once and if possible go on until I find the solution). By this will act, the I that wills to solve it sets itself in motion spiritually in a definite direction. In this act, it must keep hold [gefasst… Continue reading Toward a Philosophy of Monarchy – Introduction. The Royal Heart as a Spiritual Devotion

Edith Stein

We do not understand Edith Stein’s answers because we cannot hear the question

“The soul has typical qualities, such as a "woman's soul," a "child's soul," or souls of whatever other "type." And as individual the soul is "itself" in its inexpressible peculiarity. These are not all in the soul beside one another as separable parts; they are rather in one another as realiter [really] inseparable species and… Continue reading We do not understand Edith Stein’s answers because we cannot hear the question

Edith Stein

Edith Stein’s towering achievement – disabusing us of hégélianisme

True reform is decidedly not Hegelian. True reform builds on tradition and honors it. It is hard to express in words how important is understanding that proposition. Edith Stein was made a patron of Europe. It is becoming more apparent why this was so. Edith’s réconciliation of modern philosophy with Thomas Aquinas and Middle Ages… Continue reading Edith Stein’s towering achievement – disabusing us of hégélianisme

Edith Stein

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) – German Jewish Philosopher and Saint

August 9 is the Feast Day of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, known familiarly in philosophical circles as Edith Stein. She was a German Jewish philosopher who studied under Edmund Husserl, the father of modern day Phenomenology. She later converted to the Catholic Faith, joined the Discalced Carmelite Order (the same as St. Thérèse… Continue reading St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) – German Jewish Philosopher and Saint