Between 2009 and 2012 I read, with my friend Alan (we met through studying Philosophy together at King’s College London) Heidegger’s Being and Time. Each week we met for two hours via Skype (he was in Buenos Aires and I was in the UK) and read aloud to each other, paragraph by paragraph, this formidable landmark of recent philosophy. We discussed it and helped each other out as we went along and when we couldn’t do that we drew on some of the guides available. We both admit that we could not have done it on our own. 

I would like to read Thomas’s Summa Theologica in a similar way, starting at the beginning and working all the way through to the end - and I am looking for a companion for the venture because sustaining discipline and gaining understanding are best done, I believe, with another person equally resolved. Are you possibly the man/woman equally determined? If you are interested we could set a convenient time each week of two hours without the necessity of leaving the comfort of our own homes. 

Living in the UK I am happily married with two grown-up daughters, a retired teacher with wide interests in literature, philosophy, theology, Christian Hermeticism, music, art, (I still lead groups on Shakespeare and on American Literature) gardening, Bach Flower Remedies, making clothes and cooking.

Email me, Michael McConville, if you are interested.

michaelj.mcconville@ntlworld.com

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Hart and the recent debate on old vs new natural law theory.

Hello. I'm putting together a suggested PhD reading list for fellow students on the core works needed to specialize on the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. I have a pretty good idea of what to include but I wanted your input. For example, I divided my list into periods of philosophy: ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary. Let's take it from there. Thank you.

Shall we introduce ourselves?  I completed my doctoral work at the University of Notre Dame and wrote on the practical syllogism in the Aristotelian-Thomistic and contemporary analytic traditions.  I'm currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the San Francisco Bay Area.  My primary areas of interest are Thomistic ethics (particularly practical reasoning) and medical ethics, though I'm becoming more and more interested in Thomistic metaphysics.

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Latin-English edition of the Summa, just published in December 2012!  I can't wait to add this set to my library.

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Here's a useful page -- links to online Thomistic texts, mostly in Latin, with some translations.

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I noticed that there was no G+ community devoted to the thought of St. Thomas, so I sought to rectify that situation and bring together a community of devoted Thomists.
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