Roberto Busa SI (1913-2011). In memoriam

On August 9, Fr. Roberto Busa SJ died. Characteristically, he would say that at 99, he liked to count them as they started. Father Roberto always looked forward: he was a pioneer, also in recent years, and his originality was that of the wise explorer, scholar, who glimpses the future on the summit of the past. Now, this good and faithful servant contemplates, beyond time, the eternal novelty of God, “my boss, and next to St. Thomas,” as he said in his last hours, serenely and with his usual good humor.

Hispanic Thomistic Bibliograpy: Years 2012 (second part) and 2013 (first part)

The catalog of Hispanic publications related to Thomism that began last year continues here. The same criteria are followed: the publications collected are those written in each of the languages ​​born in ancient Hispania: Spanish, Portuguese and Galician, Catalan and Basque. As Thomist studies understand those inspired by this doctrine, either by following it or by answering it. Each item is presented complete, avoiding the discomfort of cross-references. And publications are included that, without being monographically of Thomistic theme, contain pages of particular interest in this regard.

Note on the commentary on the Book of Psalms of St. Thomas Aquinas

Last July, the II International Congress of Tomista Philosophy took place, organized by the Center for Tomistic Studies of the Santo Tomás University of Santiago, Chile. As part of the events, the first volume of the Latin-Castilian bilingual edition of the Commentary on Psalms was presented. First, Professor Enrique Alarcón, editor of the Latin text and author of the Introduction, intervened. Professor Carlos A. Casanova spoke later, responsible for the Spanish version and the text notes. We then offer the presentation of Professor Casanova and the text of Professor Alarcón’s Introduction.

The Modal Dimension of Knowledge

Truth and certitude are two different requirements of knowledge in strict sense. Such duality gives rise to the problem of justification: how to validate our assessment of what is true and what is not. Several texts of Thomas Aquinas give valuable clues for an answer. These indications clarify the relationship between truth and certainty in the light of the modal dimension of knowledge, and its dependence on the metaphysical structure of being