Knowing and Willing in Aquinas

By Dunstan Robidoux, OSB In the common literature which exists about Aquinas, he is frequently described as an “intellectualist.” His philosophy (or theology) is frequently regarded as “intellectualist” which implies that he subscribes to a tradition which emphasizes the primary of the human intellect in the life of human...

When does the human person begin to exist? Part 1: To Be Distinct

By David Fleischacker In answering the factual question “When does the human person begin to exist?”, a first step is to examine what is meant by “person” as such. Lonergan’s work on Christology and Trinitarian Theology lends us a great deal of precision in answering this question. Though we...

Infusion of the human soul?

By David Fleischacker Here is an interesting point think about. Lonergan writes in INSIGHT, that the human mind and will are intrinsically independent of the empirical residue (this is the way that he identifies what is meant by “spiritual” as opposed to material). Intrinsically, the human mind operates with...

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Lonergan Institute for the “Good Under Construction”

Lonergan Institute for the “Good Under Construction” St. Anselm’s Abbey 4501 S. Dakota Ave. NE Washington, D.C. 20017-2753 tel 202-269-6650 fax 202-269-2312 lonergan@lonergan.org David P. Fleischacker/Dunstan Robidoux OSB Classical culture cannot be jettisoned without being replaced; and what replaces it cannot but run counter to classical expectations. There is...