S1E6-Retracing St. Joan of Arc's Horizon of Meaning
Following Joan from "grounds to conclusions."
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Season 1 Episode 6
Welcome back! In this episode we will go further along the Trail of the Dogmatic Creed with St. Joan of Arc using the inspiration of Edith Stein’s beautiful phenomenology. I discuss what it means to “follow St. Joan” or to “journey with her.” We trace her steps - from grounds to conclusions - in order to understand her own horizon of meaning!
Philosophical understanding is different. The philosopher must not only be able to see and show the fact that someone else went about it in such and such a way; his insight must not only extend to the connections between the other's grounds [Grund] and consequences. The philosopher must also grasp why his predecessor went about it like this. He must get down into the grounds themselves and grasp them. And this means that the grounds must grip him and best him in the sense that he decides to accept them and retraces within himself the path the other followed from grounds to conclusions, perhaps even going beyond him. Or else he must best the grounds; I mean, he must decide to get free of them and take another path.
Edith Stein. Potency and Act (The Collected Works of Edith Stein) (Kindle Locations 425-429). Kindle Edition.
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