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  1. As far as I understand it, the Summa style corresponded to the method of teaching in medieval educational institutions in the form of debates, when students expressed arguments “for” and “against”, and then the teacher summed up the results. Scholasticism was a “school” philosophy, and it seems that Thomas ' style reflected this particular way of teaching. The style of teaching has changed – the style of books focused on being, so to speak, teaching aids has also changed.

    To be fair, some elements of this style are still preserved in academic writing today. For example, the traditional structure of an essay in English – five paragraph essay-includes Introduction, Narrative, Affirmation, Denial, Conclusion, which, in principle, corresponds to the style of Thomas.

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