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Many of the changes these institutions have made during the past four decades—openness to and engagement with modern thought, respect for and fostering of pluralism, ecumenism, and a dramatic increase in academic quality—have unquestionably been beneficial. 48 I believe my proposals will be equally useful for the more traditional, immersion universities, though their challenges are different. In their case, it is not secularization and loss of Catholic identity that they must struggle against but heteronomous tendencies and resistance to a serious engagement with modern life, thought, and culture.
There is a dynamism in the movement from one academic discipline to another that orients and guides us toward an ultimate horizon. Desire impels us dynamically toward complete knowledge and truth, and it is not satisfied until we attain it, even though only asymptotically. This concept of limitless desire of the intellect and human spirit pervaded the writings of the church fathers and extended well into the thought of the high Middle Ages. Augustine: The Restless Desire of the Mind For Augustine, God is the light by which all things are known.
The analytical reason—what Thomas called the ratio —can abstract things temporarily from their broader context and from the things they are related to. It can prescind from considering their relation to other things and study what things are in themselves, in their finite manifestations. That is what natural scientists do. The synthetic reason, on the other hand—what Thomas called the intellectus —functions differently. It may distinguish the various characteristics of things but must always relate things to essential being.
Academic Freedom and the Telos of the Catholic University by Kenneth Garcia (auth.)