TheÂ Other CommentariesÂ is a collection of the few commentaries by St. Thomas that are neither scriptural nor Aristotelian. They record St. Thomasâ€™s exploration into the thought of such writers as Boethius and Pseudo-Dionysius, both influential in St. Thomasâ€™s day. TheÂ Other CommentariesÂ show the contact that St. Thomas had with Neo-Platonism as well as showing his attentive consideration of it. As such, they show an important side of St. Thomas. This is where St. Thomasâ€™s Aristotelian thought meets and engages with Neo-Platonism in a rich dialogue.
Exploring the thought of Boethius and Pseudo-Dionysius, as well as theÂ De Causis, in theseÂ Other CommentariesÂ with St. Thomas as guide will enlighten your understanding of these authors and of St. Thomas.