Philosophy With Both Hands
In general, I am a Thomist. I took St. Thomas Aquinas as my master in philosophy, on the grounds that his work seemed to make a great deal more sense than anything else I had ever read. Which is not to say that everything of Aquinas' I ever read made sense, just that it evinced more sense. Like Aquinas, I also have a great love for Aristotle, although unlike many Thomists, I also respect the work of Plato. For a time, it was traditional for Thomists to take Aristotle's criticisms of Plato uncritically, but following the lead of Fr. James V. Schall, S.J., I have come to appreciate Plato.
Another modern philosopher who has influenced me is Ralph McInerny. Dr. McInerny started the International Catholic University, through which I am currently enrolled at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. I had heard of St. Thomas Aquinas before, but it was through the works of McInerny that I really began to understand what it meant to be a Thomist, and I wanted to know more.
Classes at International Catholic University/Holy Apostles College and Seminary
DL 039 The Science Before Science
DL 024 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
DL 32 Logic
DL 010 Natural Law
DL 015 Philosophy of Human Nature
DL 020 Philosophy of Nature