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 (–), French philosopher and political .. These ‘ degrees of knowledge’ are not, however, independent of one. Jacques Maritain. London: G. Blackwell. Naturalized Epistemology and Degrees of Knowledge. Jacques Maritain – – University of Notre Dame Press.

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It has been argued, however, that there are some difficulties with Maritain’s position here. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Essays in Memory of Etienne Gilsoned. Thus, to say that religious beliefs are propositional in form is not to say that their maritainn is only descriptive.

Buy the selected items together This item: 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. They returned to France in the summer ofand it was at this time that the Maritains explicitly abandoned bergsonisme and Jacques began an intensive study of the writings of Thomas Aquinas.

This implies that the first existence is the infinite plenitude of being, separate by essence from all diversity of existents. Jacques Maritain – – New York: He was prominent in the Catholic intellectual resurgence, with a keen perception of modern French literature.


When I think that my epistemology professor suggested this text to me during my years as a Catholic seminarian, I am amazed that he thought I could either chew or swallow the dish placed before me. Allen and Unwin, Maritain saw himself as working in continuity with the thought of Thomas Aquinas, and his writings frequently contain quotations from and references to Thomas’ texts. Dizionario delle Opereby Piero Viotto, Rome: Mark Textor – – Dialectica 65 1: But now, all of that is being discarded, along with the idea of hell, the doctrine of creation out of nothing, the infancy narratives of the Gospels, and belief in the immortality of the human soul.

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Jacques Maritain (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Account Options Sign in. Moreover, in such a state political leaders would be more than just spokespersons for the people Man and the Statep. 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. Jacques Maritain’s masterpiece proposes a hierarchy of forms of knowledge that culminate in mystical experience and wisdom, which is a gift of the Holy Ghost.

Degrees of Knowledge by Jacques Maritain

Nevertheless, we all know very well that we were born — we came into existence. But it would seem that science also sometimes uses such a method of demonstration.


No eBook available Amazon. Man and the State. For example, while Maritain suggests that there is a difference in method between the sciences and philosophy, it is not clear what exactly that difference is.

There is much in what he says that demands and deserves very careful deyrees.

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Education at the Crossroads. There is, Maritain holds, a single natural law governing all beings with a human nature.

The Man and His Metaphysics. The intuition of being that lies at the root of metaphysical enquiry is not “the vague being of common sense” see Preface to Metaphysicsp.

Edward Johnson rated it it was ok Aug 26, Freedom in the Modern World: But, since the state of certainty of an individual is not the same as the assertion that that person knows something to be true, it is not clear that the pre-philosophical approach provides one with an adequate basis to say that a religious belief is true, only that one is convinced of it. For Maritain, freedom is a knowledve characteristic of the human person.

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