Archive for the ‘Thomistica’ Category

The Nature of the Soul

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Neat post at Just Thomism on the nature of the soul, and which of Aristotle’s works to read about it. My stack grows larger and larger.

Tuesdays with St. Thomas: All Human Actions Have A Goal

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Jeff Vehige has the first of his posts on St. Thomas’s view of the proper end of man; it makes interesting reading, and his commentary is quite helpful.

Just Thomism

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Once again I have to recommend the blog Just Thomism. I don’t know who writes it, and I don’t know why they write it; the author simply refers to himself or herself as “a thomist” (small “t”), and the blog is, so far as I can tell, completely devoid of the personal. There’s not even the usual post, “I’m starting up a blog to do such-and-such”. But each post gives me food for thought, draws some distinctions I hadn’t previously considered, and expands my philosophical horizons. At the very least, I begin to see more philosophical terms used in a wider context, and thus get a better idea of what they mean.

Today, for example, a thomist discusses the difference between the scientific account of the senses, e.g., sight, and the experience of seeing, with comments on the nature of scientific knowledge in general.

A thomist has been blogging prolifically since January 2004; at some point, I need to go back and explore the archives.

Tuesdays with St. Thomas: Happiness

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Over the next 40 weeks, Jeff Vehige is going to be working through the First Part of the Second Part of the Summa Theologiae. The first installment is up today.

Faith Overcomes the World, the Flesh, and the Devil

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Jeff Vehige has another Tuesday with St. Thomas.

Just Thomism

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Just Thomism is a blog about Thomism, the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas and his followers. I’ve been having an interesting time looking through the posts.

Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master, by Robert Barron

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

I recently got a copy of Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master, by Fr. Robert Barron. I’m not terribly far into it, but so far I’m enjoying it. Readers might want to check it out.

Aquinas On-Line

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I’ve just discovered that the Dominican Province of St. Joseph (the province of the eastern United States) has virtually all of the works of St. Thomas on-line, in English. Woo-hoo!

I’m not too sure about the copyright of all of these; some of the translations are awfully recent. I’ve been assuming that the presence of the Compendium Theologiae on-line means that it’s out of copyright, but I might be mistaken. I’ll have to check on that.

In addition, there’s a nifty copy of the Summa Theologiae over at New Advent; it’s got extensive hyperlinks both within the document and with the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Thomas on Faith

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

A new blog, the St. Peter Canisius Apostolate, has started a new series, St. Thomas on Tuesday. The first episode concerns St. Thomas Aquinas on the topic of faith, which brings union with God.