“In the continual relation with Catholic doctrine, at the school of St. Thomas Aquinas and the contemporary Thomists, philosophy helps to discern, deepen and explain the immediate principles of common sense; to study the deeper reasons which answer essential questions about man and life; to think about modern problems in the light of sane, traditional doctrine in order to resolve them.”
– Father Roger Calmel, O.P. ibid.
Philosophy is the handmaiden of theology. While philosophical concepts are introduced in religion, literature, and history classes throughout the four years, a separate History of Philosophy course is given during the senior year. The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the great philosophical conversation of the ages in a more formalized setting than through brief literary or historical encounters.
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