The Philosopher - A Recluse

Fr. Austin Woodbury, Philosophical Psychology, The John Deely and Anthony Russell Collection, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA n.933B

"Agitation bustle and dissipation of activities in man's corporeal life are unto the harm of intellectual activity. For from these it results that the intellect is fed with a multifarious medley of uncoordinated objects, with consequent impeding of sustained an coherent elaboration of knowledge.

Therefore, something of the condition of the recluse is of great aid to the perfection of intellectual life. Wherefrom it is manifest that thous man is naturally social, nevertheless, he is not totally social nor is he totally for the good of society."