Courses Fall 2021

PT-PT-1530 Phil. Topic: Aquinas, Cosmology, and the Perfection of the Universe

Click here for the Course Syllabus.

Books to Buy

Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.

  • Oliva Blanchette
    The Perfection of the Universe According to Aquinas
    University Park, Penn.: The Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, 1992
    ISBN-10: 0271007974 ISBN-13: 978-0271007977
    *Not available new but the least expensive used price is $69.99. Some seminarians have obtained less expensive copies. The library’s copy will be on reserve. We will read the entire book.

Recommended Texts

Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.

  • Sample Recommended Text Here

Electronic Reserve

Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.

Lightman, The Accidental Universe

John Paul II, Letter to Reverend Coyne

Jaki, Thomas and the Universe