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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Jacques Maritain

Because it seeks principles that underlie all physical objects, it follows from reflections on and goes beyond science; because it still refers to such objects and acknowledges that its conclusions need to be consuistent with verification by the senses, however, it is not metaphysics. By the late s, Maritain’s attention began to turn to social issues.

This kind of knowledge lies at the mxritain, not only of artistic activity, but also moral and mystical experience. On Maritain’s view, what distinguishes the fine arts from the work of artisans is that the fine arts are primarily concerned with beauty — i.

Aquinas, Saint Thomas God: Sheed and Ward, ; Tr. But, since the state of certainty of an individual is not jacque 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.

Degrees of Knowledge by Jacques Maritain

Because reason must be ordered to its object, reason in this second sense can neither demonstrate nor even encounter revealed truths. Juan rated it really liked it Oct 19, An Unused, unmarked and unblemished copy.


Compton, Maude Boyden et al. Rights are grounded in the natural law, and specifically in relation to the common good. First tbe in the Revue UniverselleApril to April1st edition, Nouvelle Librairie Nationale, ; 2 nd edition, corrected, Mirror Sites View this site from another server: Sign in Create an account.

Nine appendices, some longer than the chapters of the book, advance Maritain’s thought, often by taking on criticism of earlier editions of the work. The philosophy of nature lies, therefore, between the sciences and metaphysics; it is to be distinguished from metaphysics, which deals with all being qua being, but also from the empiriological sciences, which deal with sensible being qua observable or measurable.

Collection “Courier de Marihain. Moreover, the philosophy of nature understands that reality is not reducible to the physical physical reality. David Maritin rated it did not like it Jul 10, Moreover, in such a state political leaders would be more than just spokespersons for the people Man and the Statep.

He became full Professor in and, inwas appointed to the Chair of Logic and Cosmology, which he held until Knowledhe, since the end of the Cold War, there has been a revival of Maritain’s political ideas in Central and Thf Europe.

The Maritain Volume of The Thomist. Keith Hossack – – Oxford University Press. La philosophie dans la maritin selon Jacques Maritain. Mark Rist rated it it was amazing Apr 06, While certainly no longer central in contemporary debate in aesthetics, Maritain’s views continue to have a broad audience. In such a polity one would, of course, find a church and a state, though Maritain would see them as cooperative entities, with the state occupying itself with those matters that, while focusing on temporal concerns, addressed the needs of the whole of the human person, and with the church focussing on spiritual matters.


We are confronted, then, with a contradiction — not a logical contradiction, but jjacques lived contradiction. Russell Books Ltd Condition: Maritxin – – European Journal of Philosophy 24 3: Thus, since art is a virtue that aims at making, to be an artist requires aiming at making beautiful things Art and Scholasticismp.

He objects that such views — particularly fascism and communism — are not only secular religions, but dehumanizing and, while he was a defender of American-style democracy, he is clearly not interested in combining his attachment to Christianity with capitalism. It has been argued, however, that there are some difficulties with Maritain’s position here.

The Degrees Of Knowledge

In this new translation of The Degrees of KnowledgeRalph McInerny attempts a more careful expression of Maritain’s original masterpiece than previous translations. It requires freedom — and, thus, the artist must be free.

Georges and Christianne Brazzola, Fayard, It would take a good deal of time and concerted attention to read this.

General Assessment At the time of his death, Maritain was arguably the best known Catholic philosopher in the world.

The Philosophy of Education of Jacques Maritain. The Catholic Church in France was, not surprisingly, in some turmoil, and a defense of religious orthodoxy was called for from several quarters. Extremely deep account of Neo-Thomistic thought.

A third distinctive feature of Maritain’s philosophy of art is his account of artistic or what he sometimes calls ‘poetic’ knowledge.