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, 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

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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

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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

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Summary of Edith Stein’s Potency and Act (Part 1)

  Edith Stein’s path thus far through the first thirty percent of Potency and Act can be modeled as follows. This is a summary of and outline for the development of her thesis to this point. We must keep in mind that Edith was a Phenomenologist, mentored under the great Edmund Husserl, the father of… Continue reading Summary of Edith Stein’s Potency and Act (Part 1)

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“Edmund Husserl formed my philosophical thinking,” stated Edith Stein.

Fans of Edith Stein can hold back only so long before giving in to reading her mentor and greatest philosophical influencer, Edmund Husserl. "Edmund Husserl formed my philosophical thinking," stated Edith. In order to understand the mind of Edith Stein, which is precisely what we aim to do, we first must understand the mind of… Continue reading “Edmund Husserl formed my philosophical thinking,” stated Edith Stein.

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Thank you Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

More than a decade ago, as the earliest shoots of my writing broke through the ground, I described what I was about to say as a journey on a trail. I was making the point that the subjective nature of my own experience did not contradict the objective nature of the road itself. I explained… Continue reading Thank you Edith Stein, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross