● Gilson argues that there are certain core philosophical principles distinctive of Western culture. The ancient Greeks discovered these principles and gave them their original development. Since Greek times, each generation has had to apply these principles analogously to its unique cultural experiences. 

Dr. Curtis L. Hancock, Why Gilson? Why now?

 

● Western culture has traditionally justified its cultural institutions by use of classical philosophical arguments rooted in the common philosophical convictions that man is a rational animal and God exists.

Dr. Peter A. Redpath, Why Gilson? Why now?