God, philosophy, universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition

God, philosophy, universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition

by Alasdair MacIntyre
     
 

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ISBN-10: 074254429X

ISBN-13: 9780742544291

Pub. Date: 04/28/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

'What does it mean to be a human being?' Given this perennial question, Alasdair MacIntyre, one of America's preeminent philosophers, presents a compelling argument on the necessity and importance of philosophy. Because of a need to better understand Catholic philosophical thought, especially in the context of its historical development and realizing that

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'What does it mean to be a human being?' Given this perennial question, Alasdair MacIntyre, one of America's preeminent philosophers, presents a compelling argument on the necessity and importance of philosophy. Because of a need to better understand Catholic philosophical thought, especially in the context of its historical development and realizing that philosophers interact within particular social and cultural situations, MacIntyre offers this brief history of Catholic philosophy. Tracing the idea of God through different philosophers' engagement of God and how this engagement has played out in universities, MacIntyre provides a valuable, lively, and insightful study of the disintegration of academic disciplines with knowledge. MacIntyre then demonstrates the dangerous implications of this happening and how universities can and ought to renew a shared understanding of knowledge in their mission. This engaging work will be a benefit and a delight to all readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742544291
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,213,586
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 God, philosophy, universities Chapter 3 God Chapter 4 Philosophy Chapter 5 God and philosophy Chapter 6 God, philosophy, universities Part 7 Prologues to the Catholic philosophical tradition Chapter 8 Augustine Chapter 9 Boethius, PseudoDionysius, Anselm Chapter 10 The Islamic and Jewish prologue to Catholic philosophy Chapter 11 God, philosophy, universities: the genesis of the Catholic philosophical tradition Part 12 Aquinas and after Chapter 13 Aquinas: philosophy and our knowledge of God Chapter 14 Aquinas: philosophy and the life of practice Chapter 15 God, philosophy, universities: Aquinas Chapter 16 After Aquinas: Scotus and Ockham Part 17 The threshold of modern philosophy Chapter 18 From scholasticism to scepticism Chapter 19 Descartes, Pascal, and Arnauld Part 20 Modernity Chapter 21 The Catholic absence from philosophy and the Catholic return to philosophy 1700-1850 Chapter 22 Newman: God, philosophy, universities Chapter 23 From Aeterni Patris to Fides et Ratio Chapter 24 Fides et Ratio: the Catholic philosophical tradition redefined Chapter 25 Now: Universities, philosophy, God

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