Sunday, January 20, 2008

NAME OF THE ROSE

Yesterday I went to Jonsered to meet a friend. We took a walk and then paid a visit to the home of the Franciscan Friars. We talked about the situation in the Middle East. I had brought Black & White World I & II as reading material. One of the brothers had read Atlas Shrugged and I gave him a copy of a pamphlet with Ayn Rand's essays on man's rights and the nature of government from the Virtue of Selfishness.

I asked about Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle and if they have seen the movie, The Name of the Rose.

It becomes clear that the only remaining copy of Aristotle's Second Book of Poetics is somehow related to the deaths. William deduces, thanks to a scrap of parchment with hastily written notes, that all of those who died under mysterious circumstances had read the book. His investigations are curtailed by the arrival of Bernardo Gui of the Inquisition, summoned for the conference and keen to investigate the deaths. The two men clashed in the past and the zealous inquisitor has no time for theories outside his own: that The Devil is responsible – and torture will reveal the truth. (Wikipedia The Name of the Rose on Answers.com. Wikipedia Copyright © 2007 by Wikipedia. Published by Wikipedia.)