Category: Dunstan Robidoux, OSB

Lonergan and Aquinas and Questions about Using a Faculty Psychology

by Dunstan Robidoux, OSB In the works of Aquinas and, sometimes, even in some of Lonergan’s writings, one finds references to human conscious life in words which traditionally belong to a psychological language which today is not viewed with much favor. In the bulk of his work, in the...

Lonergan and Aquinas: Isomorphism and Proportionality

by Br. Dunstan Robidoux OSB The Thomism of Lonergan’s philosophy and theology is accepted by some and rejected by others. On the one hand, Lonergan says about himself that he spent eleven years “reaching up to the mind of Aquinas.” Some of his writings are replete with references to...

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...