Jacques Maritain Center
Of which style St. Thomas is a master. Mill in the opening of his Logic, quotes Sir W. Hamilton: 'To the Schoolmen the vulgar languages are principally indebted for what precision and analytic subtlety they possess.' How many modern systems of philosophy would fall to pieces, were they enforced with the subtlety and clearness of the scholastic method! How profound the groans of the English reader over the jargon of German-translated and German-thought philosophies! On the other hand, how much are Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Mill, and Huxley indebted for their success to their manly English style!