To comprehend St Thomas Aquinas’ statement that, “A student should address themselves to logic before the other sciences, because it deals with their common procedure” this essay argues that it is necessary to ask the question of whether one’s world view comes before science or whether science forms one’s world view.
A world view that comes before science first requires understanding and logic to make a hypothesis which is to be confirmed through scientific experiment. If science forms one’s world view, however, conversely, scientific experiments create our logical thoughts and world view.
This essay will analyse St Thomas Aquinas’ statement to argue that he is saying that logic comes before the other sciences.
Wertheimer, G. (2015). "Logic Versus Science," Aristos 1(2),, 1-6. Retrieved from https://researchonline.nd.edu.au/aristos/vol1/iss2/1