Wednesday, January 1, 2014

From the Commonplace Book: Tasso on Philosophy

"Philosophy was born among and nurtured by the Gentiles of Egypt and Greece, and from thence came to us, presumptuous, bold, misbehaving and proud beyond measure, until Saint Thomas and the other holy doctors made her a disciple of and handmaiden to Theology. Through their work she grew modest and more decent, and ceased her reckless assertion of things opposed to what had been revealed to her Teacher and Mistress." -Torquato Tasso (1544-1595), 'Allegory of the Poem Jerusalem Delivered'

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