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Author QuotedWilliam of Conches
Title QuotedMoralium Dogma Philosophorum
Date (Year/Month/Day)1962/10/30
QuotationI have been having good discussions in the evening, once a week with Dan Walsh, on the School of Chartres, using such texts as are available. And quite a few are. Wm. of Conches on the Timaeus and Boethius, Thierry of Chartres on the Hexameron, and so on. I think Wm. of Conches is a real discovery: his tremendous philosophy of nature and emphasis on secondary causes, an anticipation of Thomism. Or perhaps an inspiration of it. But more than that, his contemplative sense of esse in his doctrine on formal causality and "wisdom."
JournalTurning Toward the World: The Pivotal Years. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 4, 1960-1963.; Edited by Victor A. Kramer. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 262
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