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Schall, James V.

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Works: 130 works in 344 publications in 2 languages and 15,603 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Collector, wpr
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Most widely held works about James V Schall
 
Most widely held works by James V Schall
The mind that is Catholic : philosophical and political essays by James V Schall( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: "A certain crime unobserved"--Catholic thinking -- The mind that is Catholic -- "Infinitized by the spirit" : Maritain and the intellectual vocation -- Chesterton, the real "heretic" : "the outstanding eccentricity of the peculiar sect called Roman Catholics"--"The very graciousness of being" -- Reckoning with Plato -- On the uniqueness of Socrates : political philosophy and the rediscovery of the human body -- On the death of Plato : some philosophical thoughts on the Thracian Maidens -- What is piety? -- The abiding implications of friendship -- Aristotle on friendship -- The totality of society : from justice to friendship -- The Trinity : God is not alone -- The medieval experience -- The point of medieval political philosophy -- "Possessed of both a reason and a revelation" -- Aquinas and the defense of ordinary things : on "what common men call common sense" -- Implications of Catholic thought -- The "realism" of St. Augustine's "political realism" : Augustine and Machiavelli -- "Mystifying indeed" : on being fully human -- Transcendence and political philosophy -- Mysticism, political philosophy, and play -- Things practical and impractical -- Sports and philosophy -- The real alternatives to just war -- Where does it lead? -- On choosing not to see -- The ultimate meaning of existence -- "The beginning of the real story" -- Conclusion: On being allowed to read Monte Cristo
At the limits of political philosophy : from "brilliant errors" to things of uncommon importance by James V Schall( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schall on Chesterton : timely essays on timeless paradoxes by James V Schall( )

12 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the unseriousness of human affairs : teaching, writing, playing, believing, lecturing, philosophizing, singing, dancing by James V Schall( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To the ears of ceaselessly busy and ambitious modern Westerners, it will come as a shock, and perhaps as an insult, to be told that human affairs are "unserious." But this fundamental truth is exactly what Georgetown professor James Schall has to teach us in this wise and witty book. Following Plato, Schall argues that singing, dancing, playing, contemplating, and other "useless" human activities are not merely forms of escape from more important things - including politics, work, and social activism - but an indication of the freedom in and for which men and women were created." "Echoing philosophers such as Josef Pieper, Schall explains how the modern world has inverted the rational order of human affairs, devaluing the activities of leisure and placing an exaggerated emphasis on utilitarian concerns. Though he does not deny the importance of those necessary and prosaic activities that take up the bulk of our daily lives, Schall puts these pursuits in perspective by asking, what do we do when everything we have to do is done?"--BOOK JACKET
Jacques Maritain : the philosopher in society by James V Schall( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind of French philosopher Jacques Maritain reflected on subjects as varied as art and ethics, theology and psychology, history and metaphysics. Maritain's work on the theoretical groundings of politics arose from his diverse studies. In this book, theologian and political scientist James V. Schall explores Maritain's political philosophy, demonstrating that Maritain understood society, state, and government within the framework of natural law and human rights and duties, in the tradition of Aristotic and Aquinas. Schall pays particular attention to the ways in which evil appears in political forms and how this evil can be dealt with morally. Schall's study will be of great importance to students and scholars of political science, philosophy, and theology
A student's guide to liberal learning by James V Schall( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning is an inviting conversation with a learned scholar about the content of an authentic liberal arts education. It surveys ideas and books central to the tradition of humanistic education that has fundamentally shaped our country and our civilization. This accessible volume argues for an order and integration of knowledge so that meaning might be restored to the haphazard approach to study currently dominating higher education. Freshly conveying the excitement of learning from the acknowledged masters of intellectual life, this guide is also an excellent blueprint for building one's own library of books that matter. - Publisher
Political philosophy and revelation : a Catholic reading by James V Schall( )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current trends in theology by Donald J Wolf( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of heaven & hell : Christian themes from classical, medieval, and modern political philosophy by James V Schall( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberation theology in Latin America by James V Schall( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason, revelation, and the foundations of political philosophy by James V Schall( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the mind : on the joys and travails of thinking by James V Schall( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Life of the Mind, Georgetown University's James V. Schall takes up the task of reminding us that, as human beings, we naturally take a special delight and pleasure in simply knowing. Because we have not only bodies but also minds, we are built to know what is. In this volume, Schall, author of On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs among many other volumes of philosophical and political reflection, discusses the various ways of approaching the delight of thinking and the way that this delight begins in seeing and hearing and even in making and walking. We must be attentive to and cultivate the needs of the mind, argues Schall, for it is through our intellect that all that is not ourselves is finally returned to us, allowing us to live in the light of truth
Out of justice, peace : joint pastoral letter of the West German Bishops. Winning the peace : joint pastoral letter of the French Bishops( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another sort of learning : selected contrary essays on the completion of our knowing, or, how to finally acquire an education while still in college, or anywhere else ... by James V Schall( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author has written a delightfully odd book about books, because he believes that (1) to be educated is to confront the great questions about what is; that (2) many modern students, in or out of school, never learn to raise, much less answer, the great questions, thus are uneducated in the deepest sense; and that (3) great books, past and present, which wrestle ddeply yet non-technically with these questions rather than passively mirroring popular culture with its myopia and prejudices, can fill this vacuum for anyone, in or out of school. It contains unusually sane reflections on education, unusually reflective reviews of books, and unusually discriminating booklists
Essays on Christianity and political philosophy( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Regensburg lecture by James V Schall( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman Catholic political philosophy by James V Schall( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Roman Catholic Political Philosophy, author James V. Schall tries to demonstrate that Roman Catholicism and political philosophy - revelation and reason - are not contradictory. It is his contention that political philosophy, the primary focus of the book, asks certain questions about human purpose and destiny that it cannot, by itself, answer. Revelation is the natural complement to these important questions about God, human being, and the world. Schall manages to avoid polemicism or triumphalism as he shows that revelation and political thought contribute to a fuller understanding of each other."--BOOK JACKET
The universe we think in by James V Schall( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Universe We Think In arises from a tradition of realism, both philosophical and political, a universe in which the common sense understanding of things is included in our judgement about them. The scope is both vast and narrow – vast because it is aware of the reality of things, narrow because it is the individual person who can and wants to know them. The abiding undercurrent of this book is that the cosmos, the universe, does not look at us human beings, but we look at it, seek to understand it, and do understand much of it. Why is this so? The book seeks to begin with the basic question that we each ought to pose to ourselves; namely: "Why do I exist?" Nothing is more immediate than the relation of what is not ourselves to ourselves. We have the strange experience that we cannot even 'know ourselves' unless we know something that is not ourselves. In a sense, we have two related worlds, the one that exists, a universe, as it were, that includes each of us, and the same world that we think about. What is so striking about our personal existence is that we can know what is not ourselves. Indeed, we not only want to know what is not ourselves, but this knowledge of what is not ourselves is also, in part, the reason for our existence in the first place. Our thinking about the world is not unrelated to the world that is. Yet, once we understand what is in the world, both systematically and casually, we find ourselves free in a world of others who also think and communicate with one another. Thus, to know ourselves includes knowing what is not ourselves in its own diversity. Ultimately, we seek to know why it all is rather than is not, why it all belongs together in the same universe. -- Provided by publisher
On the intelligibility of political philosophy : essays of Charles N.R. McCoy by Charles N. R McCoy( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human dignity & human numbers by James V Schall( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jacques Maritain : the philosopher in society
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At the limits of political philosophy : from "brilliant errors" to things of uncommon importanceSchall on Chesterton : timely essays on timeless paradoxesOn the unseriousness of human affairs : teaching, writing, playing, believing, lecturing, philosophizing, singing, dancingJacques Maritain : the philosopher in societyA student's guide to liberal learningThe life of the mind : on the joys and travails of thinkingAnother sort of learning : selected contrary essays on the completion of our knowing, or, how to finally acquire an education while still in college, or anywhere else ...The Regensburg lectureRoman Catholic political philosophy
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James V. Schall American academic

James V. Schall Amerikaans professor

Schall, James.

Schall, James V.

Schall, James Vincent

Schall, James Vincent 1928-

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