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The Foundations of Wisdom

Volume I: Logic

136 pages
St. Benedict Press LLC

Logic is the art of thinking well. Are you trained in it?

In a world where questionable decisions and ill-founded thinking prevail, logic is needed now more than ever before. A short, succinct, concise primer on this elementary skill, TAN Books is pleased to present to those beginning their journey in philosophy with the skill that is the basis for all reasoning: logic.

Intended to give the basics on this art that produces clarity, sanity, and defense against irrational arguments, Logic guides the student through the principles needed in clear-thinking to encounter and work through difficulties in an increasingly complex world. Having the tool of logic is the way to prime the intellect in pursuit of truth and enable the soul to live as one who is truly free. Logic is the first of four volumes in the Foundations of Wisdom series by TAN Books and is designed to take the student from the foundational principles of rational thinking so as to give him the formation to discover the truth and defend against error.

Author Bio
Originally from Pasadena, Fr. Sebastian Walshe is a Norbertine Canon of the Abbey of St. Michael in the Diocese of Orange, California, where he is a professor of philosophy for the seminary program. After completing his studies at Thomas Aquinas College in California, he continued studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., receiving a license in Philosophy. Later, he attended the Pontifical University of St. Thomas at Rome (the Angelicum) where he received a Masters in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Philosophy. His thesis was entitled: “The Primacy of the Common Good as the Root of Personal Dignity in the Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas.” From 2003-2005, Fr. Sebastian was also a visiting professor in the Philosophy Department at the Angelicum.