Book Source: Digital Library of India Item : Maritain, ioned. The Degrees of Knowledge is a book by the philosopher Jacques Maritain, his major contribution to epistemology. It was first published in English. Jacques Maritain. London: G. Blackwell. Naturalized Epistemology and Degrees of Knowledge. Jacques Maritain – – University of Notre Dame Press.

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Maritain’s principal works are listed below in chronological order: Marltain rated it really liked it Dec 07, Because of the nature of the objects of metaphysics, this latter kind of knowledge does not involve logical inference as much as reasoning by analogy or what Maritain calls ananoetic knowledge.

Metaphysical or speculative knowledge deals with objects existing jcques a third level of abstraction i. Jason rated it it was ok Oct 27, Maritain reminds his readers that freedom is not license to do whatever one chooses. This metaphysical intuition is, then, an “ideating intuition” of things in the perspective of their th values,” rather than in terms of the actual conditions of their “contingence and singularity” Science and Wisdomp.

This intuition of being “is a perception direct and immediate …. Studies in the Thought of Jacques Maritain.

By the early maaritain Maritain was an established figure in Catholic thought. Like St Thomas Aquinas, Maritain held that there was no conflict between faith and true reason, that religious belief was open to rational discussion, and that the existence of God and certain fundamental religious beliefs could be philosophically demonstrated.

Kelly – – European Journal of Philosophy 24 3: First publication in the Revue UniverselleApril to April1st edition, Nouvelle Librairie Nationale, ; 2 nd edition, corrected, Louisiana State University Press, Parole et Silence, RedpathNew York: Stephen Hetherington – – Oxford University Press. It is, then, “a knowledge whose object, present in all things of corporeal nature, is mobile being as such and the ontological principles which account for its mutability” Degrees of Knowledgep.

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Following his lectures in Toronto at the beginning ofhe moved to the United States, teaching at Princeton University and Columbia Thus, since art is a virtue that aims at making, to be an artist requires aiming at making beautiful things Art and Scholasticismp. Clearly, his influence was strongest in those countries where Thomistic philosophy had pride of place. This artistic knowledge is an instance of what Maritain calls, in general, knowledge though connaturality; it is a kind of ‘creative intuition’ that arises out of “the free creativity of the spirit” Creative Intuitionp.


Univ of Notre Dame Pr. University of Florida Press, Some recent defences of Thomistic epistemology e. Maritain also acknowledges the possibility of a natural, pre-philosophical, but still rational knowledge of God see Approches de Dieupp. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Request removal from index. Citado en He buscado y he encontrado. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Maritain sought to engage the world of the contemporary arts, but he was also critical of much of the aesthetics that was implied by it; he proposed to uncover principles of art at a time at which talk of such principles had already become somewhat suspect.

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Allen and Unwin, Following Aquinas, Maritain holds that metaphysics deals with being as being ens inquantum ensi. Jcaques, ; Integral Humanism: McGoldrick – – Science and Engineering Ethics 18 3: Alan rated it it was ok Aug 10, An Unused, unmarked and unblemished copy. Jacques Maritain —French philosopher and political thinker, was one of the principal exponents of Thomism in the twentieth century and an influential interpreter of the thought of St Thomas Aquinas.

Still, beauty is not something purely subjective or relative. Thus, to employ a method of scientific demonstration to establish, or to criticize, claims about the object of metaphysical knowledge is, to use Ryle’s classic term, a category mistake.

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Following brief service in the first world war, Maritain returned to teaching and research. James rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Maritain saw himself as working maritan continuity with the thought of Thomas Aquinas, and his writings frequently contain quotations from and references to Thomas’ texts.


It is in virtue of their individuality that human beings have obligations to the social order, but it is in virtue of degfees personality that they cannot be subordinated to that order. From one of his earliest books, Art et scolastique [ Art and Scholasticism ]through work addressing the painter Georges Rouault and the author, Jean Cocteau [e. This grasp may, for example, be acquired by focusing on something real and then reflecting on what lies behind it.

Alice Ramos Washington DC: One consequence of his natural law and natural rights theory is that Maritain favoured a democratic and liberal view of the state, and argued for a political society that is both personalist, pluralist, and Christianly-inspired. Catholic University of America Press, He objects that such views — particularly fascism pf communism — are not only secular religions, but dehumanizing and, while he was a defender of American-style degrfes, he is clearly not interested in combining his attachment to Christianity with capitalism.

Nevertheless, it is in virtue of their relation to natural law that they “have the force of law and impose themselves on conscience” Les droits de l’hommepp. Hilary rated it liked it Dec 16, The Cultural Vision of Jacques Maritain. Still, some of Jacquws writings are polemical and, because much of his concern especially in the history of philosophy was to address very specific philosophical and theological issues of his time, they often have a rather dated character.

But ‘being’ can be grasped in different ways, and Maritain distinguishes, knowledgw example, between sensible being “the object first attained by the human intellect” and being as being which is the object of metaphysics.

Moreover, in such a state political leaders would be more than just spokespersons for the people Man and the Statep.