The authentic State (inspired by Edith Stein)

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 unsustainableContinue reading “The authentic State (inspired by Edith Stein)”

The beautiful mind of Edith Stein

In her book The Science of the Cross, Edith Stein wrote the following extraordinary summary of the spiritual life. Edith’s influence on my own thinking is more profound than is the influence of any other philosopher. It was this passage that opened the intellectual door for me to realism in general, the difference between PlatonicContinue reading “The beautiful mind of Edith Stein”

To understand Stein’s answers we first need to know the questions

“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 andContinue reading “To understand Stein’s answers we first need to know the questions”

Edith Stein’s systems give meaning and purpose to daily living

The attraction of Edith Stein’s philosophy is that it seeks unity and wholeness. We naturally gravitate toward the warm sunlight of the soul that shines across the horizon of our mind through that unity. Her search for truth is systematic, logical, and thorough. She has an inherent understanding of the divine order and searches theContinue reading “Edith Stein’s systems give meaning and purpose to daily living”