Monday, December 25, 2017

In case you didn't know …

… Maverick Philosopher: Why Did Thomas Aquinas Leave his Summa Theologiae Unfinished?

Jonathan Malesic, from whose Commonweal article the above quotation is taken, finds the traditional explanation "suspiciously pious." (My inclination is to say that his rejection of the traditional explanation is suspiciously post-modern.)
Having recently had what I shall call a quasi-mystical experience that seems to have initiated an ongoing process of change in me, I have little difficulty accepting the traditional explanation. Post-modernists' lack of imagination may be grounded in a lack of experience.


  1. Hi Frank, do share the quasi-mystical experience you refer to, if you don't mind.

  2. The paragraphs may work better in the book from which they are excerpted. And I couldn't but notice some responsibilities unknown to the medieval universities: chairing committees, heading a center for teaching excellence, a spouse in another state.