God, Philosophy, Universities: A Selective History of the Catholic Philosophical Tradition

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, May 16, 2009 - Philosophy - 200 pages
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"What does it mean to be a human being?" Given this perennial question, Alasdair MacIntyre, one of America's preeminent philosophers, presents a compelling argument on the necessity and importance of philosophy. Because of a need to better understand Catholic philosophical thought, especially in the context of its historical development and realizing that philosophers interact within particular social and cultural situations, MacIntyre offers this brief history of Catholic philosophy.

Tracing the idea of God through different philosophers' engagement of God and how this engagement has played out in universities, MacIntyre provides a valuable, lively, and insightful study of the disintegration of academic disciplines with knowledge. MacIntyre then demonstrates the dangerous implications of this happening and how universities can and ought to renew a shared understanding of knowledge in their mission. This engaging work will be a benefit and a delight to all readers.
 

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Contents

God philosopy universities
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Scotus and Ockham
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THE THRESHOLDOF MODERN PHILOSOPHY
103
Ch13 From Scholasticism to Skepticism
105
Ch14 Descartes Pascal and Arnauld
113
MODERNITY
129
Ch15 The Catholic Absence From andReturn to Philosophy 17001850
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Godphilosophy universities
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Ch06 Boethius thePseudoDionysius and Anselm
33
Ch07 The Islamic and Jewish Prologueto Catholic Philosophy
43
Ch08 The Genesis of the CatholicPhilosophical Tradition
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AQUINAS AND AFTER
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Philosophy andOur Knowledge of God
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Philosophyand the Life of Practice
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Ch17 From Aeterni Patris to Fides et Ratio
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The CatholicPhilosophical Tradition Redefined
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universities philosophy God
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Index
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About the Author
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Alasdair MacIntyre is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He has written 16 books, including After Virtue, Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry, A Short History of Ethics, and, more recently, Edith Stein: A Philosophical Prologue, 1913-1922.

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