Courses Fall 2021

PT-PH-1400 Aquinas Seminar

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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.

    by Thomas Aquinas translated by C. I. Litzinger, O.P.
    Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1964, 2 volumes.
    Available on the web at

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.

B. Carlos Bazán, “The Human Soul: Form and Substance? Thomas Aquinas’ Critique of Eclectic Aristotelianism,” Archives d’historie doctrine et littéraire du moyen âge 64 (1997): 95–126.
Ricard C. Dales, The Problem of the Rational Soul in the Thirteenth Century (Leiden: Brill, 1995), 113–137
Joseph Owens, C.Ss.R., “Aquinas on the Inseparability of Soul from Existence,” New Scholasticism 61 (1987): 249–70.
Anton C. Pegis, “The Separated Soul and its Nature in St. Thomas,” in St. Thomas Aquinas 1274–1974: Commemorative Studies (Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1974), 131–158.
Christina Van Dyke, “Not Properly a Person: The Rational Soul and ‘Thomistic Substance Dualism’,” Faith and Philosophy 26.2 (Apr. 2009): 186–204.
John F. Wippel, “Thomas Aquinas and the Unity of Substantial Form,” in Philosophy and Theology in the Long Middle Ages: A Tribute to Stephen F. Long, ed. Kent Emery, Russell Friedman, and Andreas Speer (Leiden: Brill, 2011), 117–54.
John F. Wippel, “Thomas Aquinas on the Separated Soul’s Natural Knowledge,” in Thomas Aquinas: Approaches to Truth, edited by James McEvoy and Michael Dunne (Portland, OR: Four Courts Press, 2002), 114–140.