HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 5 no. 1 (1968)

Pattern of Man's Ethical Behavior

Vernon Poore



Dr. de la Fuente is not alone in deploring the sad moral state of the contemporary world. This book was evidently written to do something about it. It is an appeal to reason which seems to be also its weakness. It stands on syllogisms whereas the contemporary world has gone back to examining premises. Besides being an investigation of ethical behavior, this book is also a kind of summa theologica, complete with gratuitous summaries of scholastic metaphysics, epistomology, psychology, and theodicy. The scope is truly breathtaking, and with acceptance of Dr. de la Fuente's definitions, and premises, the logic is irrefutable. However, it well might be that even the best-intentioned, virtue- loving, serious-minded, and animated- by-Faith contemporary readers will be turned off by it.