There is a great love for the things of the intellect observable amongst our contemporaries. It is commonly said that we live in an age of materialism. Yet no age takes greater interest in the things of the mind.
The theories I am giving to the public in the following modest work on the "Human Soul" have no originality. They are merely the views of the great Catholic philosophers and theologians, and foremost amongst them, of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The book is meant essentially for the educated lay mind. Its purpose is intellectual more than devotional.
My task has been to explain some of the philosophical truths of Scholasticism in as simple language as possible. Perhaps the chief defect of the book is this very simplicity and jejuneness of style. But the purpose of the book is served better by light than by brilliancy.