I’m excited to announce Thomistic Thinker! The goal of this blog is to develop my deeper, philosophical reflections as it pertains to various metaphysical, ethical, and political issues from a Thomistic perspective. I’m a very strong believer in common sense – which in my view entails classical conservatism – not just as a philosophical approach but as a way of life. The sheer simplicity, beauty, and self-evident nature of common sense puts many of our modern philosophical ideas to shame. I will be explicating and defending common sense as Aristotle, Aquinas, Reid, Moore, Adler, Feser, Oderberg, and many others have done.
Allow me to briefly introduce myself: My name is Gil Sanders and I’m 29 years old. I’m a philosopher by night, an IT nerd by morning, and a Christian through it all. I studied under Edward Feser at Pasadena City College and got my bachelors in philosophy at Cal State Los Angeles. I am currently working on my Master’s in Philosophy at SES. What I am most known for is my paper entitled, “An Aristotelian Approach to Quantum Mechanics.” When I’m not being a bore, I enjoy playing the guitar, doing photography, editing video, and debating people on social media.
I welcome you to explore the wondrous world of Thomistic thought with me. Sometimes I’ll be wrong; sometimes I’ll be right. But one thing is for certain: seeking truth, wherever it leads, is necessary to leading a good life.
Here’s to Making Common Sense Great Again!