Monday, July 16, 2007

Societas Scholasticorum


Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce the forming of the Societas Scholasticorum, or "The Society of Schoolmen," a new organization created by traditional Thomists, with the support of Roman clergy and other contributors, for the restoration of Scholastic Thomism. This is the description from the website:

We are a fledgling foundation commited to restoring the philosophic doctrines, didactic principles, and scientific synthesis of the greatest masters of the medieval universities, the Scholastics. We hold Thomas of Aquin above all other philosophers as the most perfect thinker among the Scholastics and we apply ourselves to renewing the great tradition of Thomistic Philosophy forged by his Commentators throughout the centuries...

First founded among the students of the Roman Pontifical Universities, the Society of Scholastics is a union of philosophers brought together by fidelity to the principles, methods, and doctrines of Thomas Aquinas, Prince of Scholastics, which we hold inviolate, in order that, by association, we may promote the autonomous rights of philosophy as the highest and most universal science investigable by reason alone—a science which is not simply a handmaiden of theology nor a mere apologetic tool—and, thus, work for the reconciliation of philosophy with the partial sciences...

Visit the website and join the Society of Schoolmen!


Anonymous said...

Francisco, the Societas Scholasticorum site had been dormant for some time now. Has the project been abandoned or is it merely on hold for some reason? The site indicates that passwords will be forthcoming "in a few days" but I have yet to receive one.

Best wishes,
Robert J. Kovacs

Don Paco said...

Patrick McCloskey runs the site (he is also the founder and president), and I have been out of touch with him for about two weeks now. I assume he is very busy with beginning-of-semester duties and will get back to managing the site at his earliest convenience. I myself have been unable to post much on my Blog/Forum for a while now, since I have been very busy too. I left Patrick a voicemail message and alerted him of your note.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the feedback. In retirement for some time now, I forget how busy academia can get at certain times of the year.