El espíritu de la filosofía medieval

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Ediciones Rialp, 2004 - History - 448 pages
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Contents

Rendezvous ORANGUTANS
112
THE CONCEIT OF HINDSIGHT 1
1
THE GENERAL PROLOGUE 12
12
THE PILGRIMAGE BEGINS 26
26
The CroMagnons Tale 35
35
ARCHAIC HOMO SAPIENS 62
62
The Ergasts Tale 71
71
The Handymans Tale 77
77
XENARTHRANS 272
212
MARSUPIALS 223
223
MONOTREMES 237
231
SAUROPSIDS
254
AMPHIBIANS
293
LUNGFISH
320
Rendezvous20 RAYFINNED FISH
328
Rendezvous21 SHARKS AND THEIR KIN
349

APEMEN 86
86
Epilogue to Little Foots Tale 95
95
GORILLAS 106
106
GIBBONS 119
119
Rendezvous OLD WORLD MONKEYS 737
137
Rendezvous? TARSIERS 756
160
THE GREAT CRETACEOUS CATASTROPHE 769
169
RODENTS AND RABBITKIND 779
179
LAURASIATHERES 792
192
Rendezvous23 LANCELETS
362
Rendezvous25 AMBULACRARIANS
372
Rendezvous27 ACOELOMORPH FLATWORMS
458
Rendezvous29 CTENOPHORES
477
DRIPS
493
PLANTS
506
UNCERTAIN
524
ARCHAEA
540
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About the author (2004)

Born in Paris, Etienne Gilson was educated at the University of Paris. He became professor of medieval philosophy at the Sorbonne in 1921, and in 1932 was appointed to the chair in medieval philosophy at the College de France. In 1929 he cooperated with the members of the Congregation of Priests of St. Basil, in Toronto, Canada, to found the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in association with St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto. Gilson served as professor and director of studies at the institute. Like his fellow countryman Jacques Maritain, Etienne Gilson was a neo-Thomist for whom Christian revelation is an indispensable auxiliary to reason, and on faith he accepted Christian doctrine as advocated by the Roman Catholic church. At the same time, like St. Thomas Aquinas, he accorded reason a wide compass of operation, maintaining that it could demonstrate the existence of God and the necessity of revelation, with which he considered it compatible. Why anything exists is a question that science cannot answer and may even deem senseless. Gilson found the answer to be that "each and every particular existing thing depends for its existence on a pure Act of existence." God is the supreme Act of existing. An authority on the Christian philosophy of the Middle Ages, Gilson lectured widely on theology, art, the history of ideas, and the medieval world.

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