Round-table on Pasquale Porro's "new" book on Aquinas

In 2012 Pasquale Porro published a book on Aquinas entitled Tommaso d'Aquino: un profilo storico-filosofico. So, the book is not "brand new" but it is fairly new. Porro teaches at the Università di Bari and at the Sorbonne. As many of our readers may know, his work in mediaeval philosophy is extensive.

The book on Aquinas does just what its title says. It takes the reader through Aquinas's works in chronological order, setting them in their historical context and drawing out what Porro takes to be their philosophical import.

In May 2013 the Centro Culturale di Milano sponsored a round-table discussion of Porro's book. The participants were Constantino Esposito (Università di Bari), who moderated, Onorato Grassi (Università Lumsa di Roma), Luca Bianchi (Università degli Studi di Piemonte Orientale), and, of course, Porro himself. You can watch the whole thing here.

Sr. Mary T. Clark, RSCJ, 1913-2014

Sr. Mary T. Clark, RSCJ (Oct. 23, 1913—Sept. 1, 2014) was the author of many books, longtime philosophy professor at Manhattanville College, the editor of An Aquinas Reader, and the Aquinas Medalist for the American Catholic Philosophical Association in 1988. Here is a memorial notice. Manhattanville College maintains the Mary T. Clark Chair of Christian Philosophy in her honor.

Nouvelle Revue Théologique 1958-2003 free!

I stumbled across this last week. The Nouvelle Revue Théologique, published by the Institut d’Études Théologiques (Society of Jesus) in Brussels, has made all of its issues from 1958 to 2003 available for free download at its website. Readers of may be especially interested in three articles by Fr. Pinckaers that appeared in NRT during these years: “Recherche de la signification véritable du terme ‘spéculatif’" (1959); “La vertu est tout autre chose qu'une habitude” (1960); “‘Une morale pour notre temps.’ À propos d'un livre récent” (1966).

A list of all the authors who have published between 1958 and 2014 can be found here. There is a drop-down box on this page that says (naturally enough) "All the authors." Click on it. Clicking on the names of any of the authors that are displayed will then take you to a page that will give you a list of links to the articles that they have published between 1958 and 2014 (but remember that only 1958-2003 is free).