Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy

by Jacques Maritain
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826477178

ISBN-13: 9780826477170

Pub. Date: 03/04/2005

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) was a Neo-Thomist philosopher who taught in France and the United States and was French Ambassador to the Vatican from 1945-48. A Protestant who became a Roman Catholic through association with Leon Bloy, he devoted himself to the study of Thomism and its application to all aspects of modern life and urged Christian involvement in

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Jacques Maritain (1882-1973) was a Neo-Thomist philosopher who taught in France and the United States and was French Ambassador to the Vatican from 1945-48. A Protestant who became a Roman Catholic through association with Leon Bloy, he devoted himself to the study of Thomism and its application to all aspects of modern life and urged Christian involvement in secular affairs.

An Introduction to Philosophy is perhaps the most well-known and enduring of all Maritain's many books. It offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the philosophies of both Aristotle and St Thomas Aquinas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826477170
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/04/2005
Series:
Impacts Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
IPhilosophic thought before philosophy in the strict sense3
IIThe pre-Socratic philosophers21
IIIThe Sophists and Socrates34
IVPlato and Aristotle42
VDefinition of philosophy64
VIPhilosophy and the special sciences71
VIIPhilosophy and theology82
VIIIPhilosophy and common sense89
IThe main divisions of philosophy101
IILogic107
IIIThe philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of nature114
IVCriticism (epistemology)126
VOntology : essence135
VIOntology : substance and accident157
VIIOntology : act and potentiality176
VIIITheodicy (natural theology)190
IXThe philosophy of art, ethics193

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