I have been reading “The Last Superstition” by Edward Feser. I recommend this book a great deal.
Not only does Dr Feser give some good refutation of the “New Atheists” such as Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens, et al. but he has shown me that I had a very poor “straw man” image of Aristotle, and in a sense some of his followers, such as St. Thomas Aquinas and the Scholastics, especially on subjects such as causality and the relation of the senses to knowledge.
Are there any people on this forum who know a lot about Aristotle and perhaps St Thomas Aquinas? I particularly need to study Aristotle. What are the best books about him and also by him? I have barely read any of his writings, having thought he was wrong about almost everything, and having had leanings more to Plato, thinking that Aristotle was a step down. But having learned more about St. Thomas Aquinas and reading Dr Feser’s book, I have realized that I have been depriving myself of the very profound ideas of Aristotle, and I need to stop ignoring his writings, his ideas, and his influence, which modernism has suffered greatly from eliminating Aristotle from its supposed “reasonings”.
Let me know if you have any suggestions for studying Aristotle, including books about him and recommendations of which of his works to focus on.
Thank you all.
God bless you. Amen.