An EPZ Introduction to Philosophy
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.
Philosophic Thought before Philosophy in
Limitations of human wisdom
The Sophists and Socrates
Plato and Aristotle
Definition of Philosophy
Philosophy and the Special Sciences
The Main Divisions of Philosophy
Act and Potentiality
Theodicy Natural Theology