Hibbs, Thomas
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Thomas Hibbs, professor of philosophy at Baylor University, is the author of A Theology of Creation: Ecology, Art, and Laudato Si', forthcoming from the University of Notre Dame Press.


Contempt, Inquiry, and Rational Disagreement: Learning from Aquinas in the Internet

Present-day Americans are a people consumed by anger - an anger that rests on deep pools of sadness, isolation, loss, and fear. In spite of his reputation for dry, unemotional logic, Thomas Aquinas has a great deal to say about the way in which disordered passions can undermine our capacity for getting at the truth. His work can teach us how to resist the vices encouraged by social media, pursue truth in concert with others, and achieve rational disagreement.

Date posted: 2023-03-29