A Syllabus of Libertine Errors

From the preface by Archbishop J.M. Cardinal Villeneuve, O.M.I. of On the Primacy of the Common Good by Charles De Koninck (emphasis mine).

In former studies the author has already shown the historical origins and the evolution of this essentially deviant and corrosive philosophy [of Nazism and communism]. One must go back to the Averoism which seeks emancipation from the natural order, to voluntarism which tends towards the emancipation of desire, to nominalism which conduces towards emancipation of human discourse, to the moralism of good will which seeks the emancipation of sentiment, to methodic and pretended skepticism which seeks the emancipation of purely human thought, to Kantian subjectivism which tends towards the emancipation of reason against understanding and of rights against the common good, and which has continued its avatars in the emancipated dialectic of Hegel, turning against all nature in Marxism, acquiring its power of destruction in Bolschevism and Nazism. And it is from seeing how, little by little, even on the part of the traditional, revolutionary thought gains more or less conscious adherents, that the author finds himself both horrified and inflamed with zeal for the truth.

We might also add Protestantism as emacipation from divinely appointed human authority as well as others.

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