-When reading St. Thomas, I’m often struck that if I had come up with his objection to the question by my own reasoning, I would have thought it was the definitive answer to the question.



1 Comment

  1. Phil said,

    June 25, 2008 at 7:40 am

    I guess one should never laugh at those beginning, but I met a freshman once who thought St Thomas was the absolute worst philosopher ever.

    I was taken aback by such a bold claim, so I asked why.

    “Well, on almost every page, he directly contradicts himself. He’ll lay out one argument, and then in the very next paragraph, say the complete opposite. It’s like he doesn’t even remember what he just said.”

    Oh, er, how to respond delicately, em…

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