An introduction to philosophy jacques maritain haftad. Introduction jacques maritain center university of notre dame. Table of contents foreword preliminary note chapter i. Maritains introduction to philosophy is wellwritten and profoundly informative. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. After the outbreak of wwii, maritain relocated to the united states, where he taught at princeton university and columbia university. For most of us, watching a masterful artist at work is always delightful and humbling. The person and the common good simon fraser university. 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. Pdf jacques maritains definition of art researchgate. The son of paul maritain, a prominent lawyer, and genevieve favre, daughter of the french statesman, jules favre, jacques maritain studied at the lycee henri iv 189899 and at the sorbonne, where he prepared a licence in philosophy 190001 and in the natural sciences 190102. An integrated education must be able to point out the deep realities which matter most to the human person. Get free read online ebook pdf an introduction to philosophy jacques maritain at our ebook library. The language is readable and the ideas are presented in a clear and intelligible fashion.
Inspired by the thomistic revival called for by leo xiii, maritain relies heavily on aristotle and st. Over the past thirty years in the aftermath of that revolution, my. It systematizes six lectures given by him in december 1949 in the us under the auspices of the charles r. An introduction to philosophy is perhaps the most wellknown and enduring of all maritain s many books. Jacques maritain on the use of philosophy the philosopher in society. Philosophy of history and moral philosophy adequately taken chapter ii. Many of the chapters are brief and the conclusions neatly presented, but then it in only an introduction after all. An introduction to philosophy is perhaps the most wellknown and enduring of all maritains many books.
Thomas aquinas in the light of jacques maritain where the metaphysics of st. Coming to contact with a great intellect, even at a far distance, is a joy. Jacques maritain download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. For some years previously, maritain had been coming to notre dame to lecture and stay for short periods of time. Raised protestant, he was agnostic before converting to catholicism in 1906. Mcinernys delightful monograph the very rich hours of jacques maritain. Oct 04, 20 jacques maritains philosophy of education is based upon a single conviction. The social and political philosophy of jacques maritain. Man and the state 1951 this short text is an excerpt from jacques maritain. Top 30 quotes of jacques maritain famous quotes and. Thomas aquinas and for his own thomist philosophy reared a protestant, maritain attended the sorbonne in paris, where he was attracted by teachers who claimed that the natural sciences alone could resolve human. Maritain s introduction to philosophy is a great introduction from the neothomistic point of view. Jacques maritains an introduction to philosophy was first published in 1931. Jan 10, 2020 open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
Dedicated to jacques maritain on the occasion of his sixtieth anniversary. Thomas aquinas to shape a philosophy that, far from. Jacques maritain and the absolute by lee paxton applegate. Jacques maritain 18821973, french philosopher and political thinker. He writes from the thomistic perspective, which leads him to emphasize ontology more heavily than epistemology. King delivered this presentation for smiths course christian social philosophy, 1 which surveyed the ethical and social thought of christianity from the era of the new testament to the 1950s. Thomas aquinas to shape a philosophy that, far from sectarian theology in disguise, is driven. The person and the common good by jacques maritain among the truths of which contemporary thought stands in partic ular need and from which it could draw substantial profiit, is the doctrine of the distinction between individuality and personality. The essential importance of this distinction is revealed in the principles of st. Thomas aquinas and for his own thomist philosophy reared a protestant, maritain attended the sorbonne in paris, where he was attracted by teachers who claimed that the natural sciences alone could resolve human questions. Maritain s introduction to philosophy is wellwritten and profoundly informative. The founding of the jacques maritain center in 1957 consolidated the great french catholic philosophers association with the university of notre dame. In the tradition of moral thought, such problem had been continue reading the common good in. Jacques maritain stanford encyclopedia of philosophy.
Jacques maritain was born on november 18, 1882 in paris. Later in life, he and his wife returned to france, where he continued to write and study catholic scholarship until his death pdf in 1973. It offers a clear and highly readable introduction to the philosophies of both aristotle and st thomas aquinas. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Since then, this book has stood the test of time as a clear guide to what philosophy is and how to philosophize. The title introduction to philosophy is not only banal but misleading and, above all, does not do justice to the formidable work that maritain does in this book. On the philosophy of history by jacques maritain, 1957. A philosopher is a man in search of wisdom, wisdom does not indeed seem to be an exceedingly widespread commodity. Jacques maritain 18821973 was a neothomist philosopher who taught in france and the united states and was french ambassador to the vatican from 194548. Jacques maritains philosophy of education is based upon a single conviction. An introduction to philosophy by jacques maritain alibris. Contrary to what might be expected, however, there was not a period of gradual development or evolution of the philosophy of the absolute in maritain. The book is an overview of aristotelian and neothomistic philosophy and goes deeper into its intricacies than any introduction to philosophy i have seen.
Jacques maritain 1882 1973, was a french catholic philosopher. The content of the present book is composed of four lectures which i gave in the course of a seminar at the university of notre dame in 1955, and to which i later made a number of additions. This is refreshing in a literature that is awash in epistemiccentered studies helpful as that approach may be. An epz introduction to philosophy jacques maritain. 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 pdf of modern life and urged christian involvement in secular affairs. In the tradition of moral thought, such problem had been continue reading the common good in jacques maritain. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Maritain, jacques article about maritain, jacques by the. Christopher rated it really liked it aug 05, there was a problem adding your email address. This is the sort of conclusion i think many people will form after they put down ralph m. Jacques maritain author of an introduction to philosophy. Oconnor, with an considering his great reputation in france, the work of jacques maritain is still insufficiently known in this country. An introduction to philosophy edition 1 by jacques. A philosophical appraisal abstract the idea of the common good as the end of political and social life is one of the key human values which have been so much neglected today, engendered by the spirit of individualism and capitalism.
Jacques maritain s an introduction to philosophy was first published in 1931. Thomas looks at the mystery of existence, and its philosophy of nature enters into dialogue with the natural sciences. In the degrees of knowledge, jacques maritain provides a panorama of human intellectual activity, first distinguishing philosophy of nature and experimental science, making clear the distinctiveness of metaphysics, writing with authority of the mystical life as different from all of the above, and, in the very course of making these distinctions, showing how they are hierarchically related and. The greater the scarcity of what the philosopher is supposed to be concerned.
Thomas aquinas to shape a philosophy that, far from sectarian theology in disguise, is driven by. The philosophy of thomas aquinas redeemer pacific college. Maritains introduction to philosophy is a great introduction from the neothomistic point of view. An author of more than 60 books, he helped to revive thomas aquinas for modern times, and was influential in the development and drafting of the universal declaration of human rights. The essays in this volume do much to elaborate and even extend jacques maritains spirited. King explains that jacques maritain, a catholic theologian, was critical of modern philosophys move away from theology toward agnosticism and atheism. For his introduction to philosophy 1921 he was awarded the title doctor ad honorem by the congregation of studies in rome. Mar 23, 2015 jacques maritain on the use of philosophy the philosopher in society. Maritain considered the entire development of the philosophy of the modern period to be a decline and degeneration of philosophic thought. Eliot once called jacques maritain the most conspicuous figure and probably the most powerful force in contemporary philosophy.
In his view the work of luther, descartes, and rousseau represented the triumph of subjectivism and arbitrariness in the spheres of faith, thought, and feeling, which led to moral and social chaos. An introduction to philosophy by maritain, jacques. 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. The law of twofold contrasting progress the ambivalence of history the law of the.893 1244 966 938 948 1211 247 541 1103 1316 367 444 1300 1407 545 1329 1521 1086 412 633 1463 963 229 550 1236 969 1182 1455 88 538 1288 65 1232 1386