Mind That Is Catholic: Philosophical and Political Essays

Mind That Is Catholic: Philosophical and Political Essays

by James V. Schall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813215412

ISBN-13: 9780813215419

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: Catholic Univ.of America Press

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ISBN-13:
9780813215419
Publisher:
Catholic Univ.of America Press
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
619,787
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................xi
Introduction. "A Certain Crime Unobserved"....................1
1. The Mind That is Catholic....................9
2. "Infinitized by the Spirit": Maritain and the Intellectual Vocation....................19
3. Chesterton, the Real "Heretic": "The Outstanding Eccentricity of the Peculiar Sect Called Roman Catholics"....................33
4. "The Very Graciousness of Being"....................45
5. On the Uniqueness of Socrates: Political Philosophy and the Rediscovery of the Human Body....................61
6. On the Death of Plato: Some Philosophical Thoughts on the Thracian Maidens....................80
7. What Is Piety?....................95
8. Aristotle on Friendship....................105
9. The Totality of Society: From Justice to Friendship....................114
10. The Trinity: God Is Not Alone....................128
11. The Point of Medieval Political Philosophy....................151
12. "Possessed of Both a Reason and a Revelation"....................162
13. Aquinas and the Defense of Ordinary Things: On "What Common Men Call Common Sense"....................178
14. The "Realism" of St. Augustine's "Political Realism": Augustine and Machiavelli....................193
15. "Mystifying Indeed": On Being Fully Human....................208
16. Transcendence and Political Philosophy....................220
17. Mysticism, Political Philosophy, and Play....................237
18. Sports and Philosophy....................251
19. The Real Alternatives to Just War....................261
20. On Choosing Not to See....................279
21. The Ultimate Meaning of Existence....................286
22. "The Beginning of the Real Story"....................296
Conclusion. On Being Allowed to Read Monte Cristo....................307
Appendix. Political Philosophy's "Hint of Glory": Interview of James V. Schall by Kenneth Masugi....................313
Bibliography....................327
Index....................333

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