[A]nyone...striving after his advancement...is...given to spiritual reading. —St. Athanasius
Started by Kephapaulos, September 16, 2016, 11:38:49 PM
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Quote from: Kephapaulos on September 16, 2016, 11:38:49 PMWhich one would you recommend?
Quote from: Kephapaulos on March 28, 2017, 04:55:28 PMI was looking at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC (http://www.dhs.edu/course-descriptions/spring-2017-course-descriptions.html) and the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (https://www.dspt.edu/syllabi-and-course-information) in Berkeley, California. What do you think about either one?
Quote from: Geremia on March 29, 2017, 08:31:32 AMDSPT is very Modernist. DHS is probably better. Still, you probably won't be using pre-Vatican II manuals in either.
Quote from: Kephapaulos on March 29, 2017, 01:24:31 PMHow so?
Quote from: ch. 25, ¶16 of Sr. Drane, O.P.'s «The Life of St. Dominic»The nature of their studies was regulated and limited so as, if not exclusively theological, at least to bear more or less on theology. Merely secular and honorary distinctions and degrees, granted by the university authorities, were not recognized, the Order reserving a system of graduation in its own hands; and so by means of very minute and most sagacious legislation, one of the great Dominican ideas was gradually given an active and practical existence, namely, the Christianizing of the intellect, the cultivation of human science as a handmaid to the science of divine things, and the pursuit of learning under the safeguard of that subjection and spiritual bondage which secured humility. This was the system which, founded by Dominic himself, in the succeeding age produced St. Thomas. We say, founded by St. Dominic himself, for it is in the very year following that of his first visit to the brethren of St. James, before spoken of, that we find that community described by Pope Honorius as "The brethren of the Order of Preachers, studying in the Sacred Page at Paris."
Quote from: Kephapaulos on March 29, 2017, 01:24:31 PMI subscribed to the Dominicana Journal linked to DHS. What I read seemed alright, but I get a little vigilant when "dignity" or "human dignity" are said, but I suppose it depends on the context and how the terms are employed: http://www.dominicanajournal.org/sins-of-speech/
Quote from: Kephapaulos on April 03, 2017, 02:38:42 PMYes, but it is wishful thinking for me.
QuoteI've always had a dream of founding a Catholic technical university called CTI or "Catholic Technical Institute," where scholastic philosophy and the history of medieval physics is taught in conjunction with modern physics (as learning the historical development of physical theories is the best way to learn how to formulate new physical theories; cf. Duhem's Aim & Structure p. 268ff.), but now that I've learned about recent technical advances (like Bitcoin and the upcoming "Blockchain 2.0" & "3.0," the application of Bitcoin/blockchain tech beyond monetary usages; cf. "LearnCoin" of Swan's Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy pp. 62-63), my dream is taking on a form much different than the brick-and-mortar university I originally envisioned. I'm thinking of a sort of peer-to-peer, online, "learning web"-style university like P2P University (motto: "online courses, offline") which would have its own built-in accreditation system (akin to OpenBadges). Basically, students would download a software program I'd write,* and Bitcoin would simultaneously manage payment of the teachers and pseudonymously record the students' course history / transcripts on the Bitcoin ledger for anyone to verify (cf. ProofOfExistence.com). What inspired me in this direction was the Dominicans' tensions with the seculars at the U. of Paris (because the Dominican "scabs" sabotaged the seculars' strike, occasioning St. Thomas's Contra impugnantes) and the Dominicans' resolve of not recognizing "Merely secular and honorary distinctions and degrees, granted by the university authorities," but "reserving a system of graduation in its own hands" (ch. 25, ¶16 of Sr. Drane, O.P.'s The Life of St. Dominic). With enough network effect, these better alternative educational systems will render current ones obsolete, just as Bitcoin/blockchain tech likely will for [today's] monetary systems within a few decades.
Quote from: Geremia on September 17, 2016, 03:50:34 PMQuote from: Kephapaulos on September 16, 2016, 11:38:49 PMWhich one would you recommend? Have you heard of The Scholasticum?
Quote from: Kephapaulos on August 02, 2017, 08:13:01 PMWhat happened to the Scholasticum? Does it still exist? Do you have any other school suggestions?
Quote from: GeremiaI've never heard of Dominicana. Is it similar to The Thomist
Quote from: GeremiaAre you looking for a university, specifically? Why not a seminary program with a traditional seminary (e.g., FSSP's, SSPX's, ICRSS's, etc.)? Ralph McInerny's son teaches at the FSSP's Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, for example. Those three seminaries have very good professors.