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

Critique of Hegel

Joan of Arc was, in her person and mission, the complete repudiation of Georg Friedrich Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel identified one of the most pernicious tools of the underworld in its efforts to lead whole civilizations away from the Kingdom of God on earth, the Holy Catholic Church. That tool is the manipulation of our superficialities by setting novelties before us, novelties that shine and glitter. We move toward these… Continue reading Joan of Arc was, in her person and mission, the complete repudiation of Georg Friedrich Hegel

Critique of Nietzsche

Nietzsche is the most formidable. He also is the most redeemable.

I began my philosophy challenge last September with the very definite conviction that I must start with the unholy German trinity of Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche. Here is how I would describe each: Hegel is like a thick dark, murky, muddy forest. It is almost impossible to maneuver around, and all you really know is… Continue reading Nietzsche is the most formidable. He also is the most redeemable.

Plato's Academy

We need philosophy, but it needs to be God’s philosophy.

"What is it that hath been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that hath been done? the same that shall be done. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us.… Continue reading We need philosophy, but it needs to be God’s philosophy.

Critique of Hegel

Those Hegelian, Teilhard de Chardin Jesuits

This is what we have been saying. Hegel is under that rock labeled progressivism. We need to call him out. From a One Peter Five post on Teilhard de Chardin "The general framework (of Teilhard de Chardin) is a Hegelian progressivism in which, in spite of momentary setbacks and conflicts, the whole universe, with mankind… Continue reading Those Hegelian, Teilhard de Chardin Jesuits

Critique of Hegel

Liberal Logic is really Hegelian Logic

Notwithstanding the Marxist economic influence on the new socialists, we have an issue with what some describe as Cultural Marxism. We are frustrated, for example, when the talking heads debate the moral rights of free expression for gender ideology and Islam versus the moral rights of expression for traditional Christian beliefs. When confronted with inconsistencies… Continue reading Liberal Logic is really Hegelian Logic

Critique of Hegel

The Left and Hegel – only Monarchy can counter it

The reason we are able to categorize the spirit of "the Left" as Hegelian and why this is so important is this. Hegel's view, as described in his Philosophy of History, is that "Spirit" moves humankind progressively through stages toward Spirit's ultimate manifestation as perfect reason. Each stage in the (usually violent) dialectic renders the… Continue reading The Left and Hegel – only Monarchy can counter it

Critique of Marx, Royal Quips

Royal Quips: Luther, Jefferson, and Karl Marx – it’s all one revolution

I did some light reading recently, namely, The Communist Manifesto (Bedford Series in History and Culture). The Introduction by John E. Toews does an admirable job of putting Marx and the Manifesto into historical context. He makes the clear connection between Marx and Hegel. Today's Left is very Marx and Hegel, and, counter-intuitively, so is… Continue reading Royal Quips: Luther, Jefferson, and Karl Marx – it’s all one revolution

Critique of Hegel

The root problem is more than simply Cultural Marxism or Modernism – it’s Hegelian

Recently I have been looking at a few of the major philosophical influences that contribute to the crisis we have in the Church today and, as a result of the problems in the Church, in society at large. Many in the Church, if not most, see that men with evil designs have usurped our Church.… Continue reading The root problem is more than simply Cultural Marxism or Modernism – it’s Hegelian