I had a note from some people who have started a great program, potentially very useful.
What I was sent is too long to post, but here are a few items to let you know essentially what they are about.
First, there is a group who want to restore training in Aristotelean/Thomist philosophy. Therefore, it is about the restoration of critical thinking.
Second, they are going to offer courses through internet distance learning.
The International Society of Scholastics was founded in 2005 by students of the Roman Pontifical Universities in collaboration with noted Scholastic philosophers at the Vatican and worldwide.
We are an intellectual association committed to restoring the philosophic doctrines, didactic principles and scientific synthesis of the greatest masters of the classical universities, the Scholastics. It is our purpose to reestablish the Scholastic synthesis in all speculative and practical fields as offering the normative model for rational inquiry and practical activity that results in personal perfection, economic stability, and political faultlessness.
With a strong emphasis on Logic, the division and subordination of the sciences, and strict methodology, we defend our attention to detail with the axiom:
‘A small error in principle is a large error in conclusion.’
Our courses in philosophical science aim to make Scholasticism available in its classical, unadulterated form; educational materials that follow not only the content of traditional philosophy, but its structure as well.
For further Society details, please visit the ‘about us’ pages on our website, www.SocietyofScholastics.org. There you will find our Constitution, principles, officers, goals, and more. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us: TheSchoolmen@societyofscholastics.org
About the courses….
SAPIENTIS ONLINE COURSES
Sign up for the Sapientis online education program and soon you will be sharing a cyber-classroom with scholars from the United States, China, Brazil, New Zealand, Ireland, England, and elsewhere in an effort to master the Scholastic synthesis!
Currently, we’re offering courses in Scholastic Logic and Ethics. Eventually we’ll be adding Natural Philosophy (including Philosophical Psychology), Economics, Politics, and Metaphysics. However, we strongly recommend that students begin with the course in Logic. As Aristotle noted, it is absurd to search for knowledge and the method of acquiring it at the same time. …