Comment to the decree. A new impulse to evangelization: reinforce philosophical formation

“Far from us, the dreadful habit of thinking.” It is well known this protest of orthodoxy attributed to the University of Cervera to reassure Fernando VII, concerned about the infiltration of modernizing ideas. The phrase reads today with hilarity. Perhaps too much, because lucid intelligences aware of the current situation of the university in many countries raise their voices to alert us to the tendency to transform university institutions into professional schools, where practical skills are acquired, avoiding the “mania to think”.