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About this collection

Father Linus J. Thro, S.J. was a professor of philosophy at Saint Louis University from 1949 till his death in 2002, except the period he was appointed as the provincial of the Missouri Province from 1961-1967. His research focus on theory of knowledge, medieval philosophy, and manuscript studies.

 

This digital collection is part of the Linus J. Thro, S.J. Manuscript Collection at Saint Louis University Archive. Its purpose is to provide scholars, students, and researchers in medieval philosophy and manuscript studies an online access to some of the most valuable part of the whole Fr. Thro collection.

 

There are two parts in this collection. The first part contains unpublished manuscripts of a critical edition of John Dymsdale’s commentary on Aristotle’s De Anima and Nicomachean Ethics. It is part of a long-term project to create a critical edition for John Dymsdale’s commentary on Aristotle’s works that Fr. Thro was working on, together with his colleague, Dr. Charles Ermatinger. The first half of this project, the critical edition of John Dymsdale’s commentary on Aristotle’s Metaphysics, is published in Manuscripta. While Fr. Thro and Dr. Ermatinger did not live to publish the rest of their work which are in this collection, the manuscript is in publishable form except for a list of bibliography.

 

The second part contains mostly Fr. Thro’s lecture notes during his graduate study at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at Toronto University. Fr. Thro was among the first to attend the Pontifical Institute. His detailed recording of the lectures, especially of those delivered by Étienne Gilson and Anton Pegis on medieval philosophy are of great value for researchers in the relevant area.

 
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