An EPZ Introduction to Philosophy

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A&C Black, Mar 4, 2005 - Philosophy - 176 pages
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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.
  

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This was quite a good book. I liked reading it a lot, although the style was, in places, a bit old-fashioned. This shouldn't put you off, though: if you like ideas, then you will like (or love) this book.
Well worth reading.

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Very good overview of philosophy. If I can only retain what I've read. Read full review

Contents

Philosophic Thought before Philosophy in
3
Limitations of human wisdom
15
The Sophists and Socrates
30
Plato and Aristotle
37
Definition of Philosophy
56
Philosophy and the Special Sciences
62
Conclusion II
71
The Main Divisions of Philosophy
89
Conclusion Vin
106
Conclusion IX
113
Conclusion XI
118
Conclusion XIV
132
Act and Potentiality
155
Theodicy Natural Theology
167
Conclusion
177
Copyright

Conclusion VII
97

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