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Gilson, Etienne 1884-1978

Works: 802 works in 4,308 publications in 11 languages and 63,983 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Controversial literature  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Annotator, Honoree, Performer, Other, Commentator, Speaker, pre, Contributor, Correspondent, Translator, Adapter, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Auctioneer
Classifications: B765.T54, 189.4
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The Christian philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. With A catalog of St. Thomas's works by Etienne Gilson( Book )

156 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VMC Library owns two copies of this work
Heloise and Abelard by Etienne Gilson( Book )

123 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quelle est donc la leçon des faits? Qu'Abélard fut le premier homme moderne? Qu'Héloïse fut la première femme moderne? Nous nous contenterions de bien moins : qu'au moment d'enfermer le Moyen Age ou la Renaissance dans une de ces définitions brillantes qui leur sont chères, les historiens de la littérature se souviennent de cette folle petite Française, hantée par l'idéal de la grandeur romaine comme par celle de la grandeur chrétienne, qui ne sut jamais au juste si elle était l'Eustochium d'un nouveau Saint Jérôme ou la Cornélie d'un nouveau Pompée, et qui, prenant le voile à Argenteuil pour l'amour d'un homme, se consacra pour toujours à Dieu en récitant des vers de la Pharsale. Car enfin, ce drame passionnel est bien une histoire du XIIe siècle. On peut le lire comme une histoire chrétienne et c'en est véritablement une
The Christian philosophy of Saint Augustine by Etienne Gilson( Book )

87 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English equivalent of Introduction a l'etude de saint Augustin, 2 ed., Paris, Vrin 1943
The spirit of mediæval philosophy by Etienne Gilson( Book )

51 editions published between 1936 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All these lectures converge to this conclusion: that the Middle Ages produced, besides a Christian literature and a Christian art as everyone admits, this very Christian philosophy which is a matter of dispute. No one, of course, maintains that this mediaeval philosophy was created out of nothing, nor yet that all mediaeval philosophy was Christian -- just as no one maintains that mediaeval literature and art were created out of nothing or were wholly Christian. - Preface
Dante the philosopher by Etienne Gilson( Book )

66 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical ideas of the Renaissance poet, as expressed in his "Divine Comedy", "Vita Nuova", "The banquet", and other works
History of Christian philosophy in the Middle Ages by Etienne Gilson( Book )

49 editions published between 1954 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and philosophy by Etienne Gilson( Book )

69 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this work, the eminent Catholic philosopher Etienne Gilson deals with one of the most important and perplexing metaphysical problems: the relation between our notion of God and demonstrations of his existence. Gilson examines Greek, Christian, and modern philosophy as well as the thinking that has grown out of our age of science in this fundamental analysis of the problem of God."--Jacket
Elements of Christian philosophy by Etienne Gilson( Book )

65 editions published between 1932 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theological method of St. Thomas Aquinas considered as the cornerstone of Christian philosophy, by a contemporary French Roman Catholic philosopher
The philosophy of St. Bonaventure by Etienne Gilson( Book )

74 editions published between 1923 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting and reality by Etienne Gilson( Book )

53 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reason and revelation in the middle ages by Etienne Gilson( Book )

48 editions published between 1938 and 1983 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etienne Gilson, French historian and philosopher, was born in 1884. Member of the French Academy and Director of the Institute of Medieval Studies at Toronto, he is the author of, among many brilliant works, The Spirit of Medieval Philosophy and The Unity of Philosophical Experience
The unity of philosophical experience by Etienne Gilson( Book )

46 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the proper aim and scope of the present book to show that the history of philosophy makes philosophical sense, and to define its meaning in regard to the nature of philosophical knowledge itself. For that reason, the various doctrines, as well as the definite parts of those doctrines, which have been taken into account in this volume, should not be considered as arbitrarily selected fragments from some abridged description of medieval and modern philosophy, but as a series of concrete philosophical experiments especially chosen for their dogmatic significance. Each of them represents a definite attempt to deal with philosophical knowledge according to a certain method, and all of them, taken together, make up a philosophical experience. The fact that all those experiments have yielded the same result will, as I hope, justify the common conclusion ... that there is a centuries-long experience of what philosophical knowledge is--and that such an experience exhibits a remarkable unity." [Foreword]
The arts of the beautiful by Etienne Gilson( Book )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in French and English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystical theology of Saint Bernard by Etienne Gilson( Book )

94 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent philosophy: Hegel to the present by Etienne Gilson( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern philosophy: Descartes to Kant by Etienne Gilson( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1967 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms and substances in the arts by Etienne Gilson( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being and some philosophers by Etienne Gilson( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of being was one of the main preoccupations of Gilson's scholarly and intellectual life. Being and Some Philosophers is at once a testament to the persistence of these concerns and an important landmark in the history of the question of being. The book charts the ways in which being is translated across history, from unity in Plato and substance in Aristotle to essence in Avicenna and the act of existence in Aquinas. It examines the vicissitudes of essence and existence in Suarez and Christian Wolff, in Hegel and Kierkegaard, in order to uncover the metaphysical and existential foundations of modern thought. And yet Being and Some Philosophers remains not so much an historical investigation (although it could only have been written by a scholar steeped in the history of philosophy) but, in the words of its author, "a philosophical book, and a dogmatically philosophical one at that." Its passionate vigour has proven, over many years, at once fresh and provocative. Indeed, the appendix to this revised edition contains critiques of the book by two Thomists as well as Gilson's replies to their objections
Le thomisme : introduction à la philosophie de Saint Thomas d'Aquin by Etienne Gilson( Book )

134 editions published between 1919 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Gilson reader; selected writings by Etienne Gilson( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Christian philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. With A catalog of St. Thomas's works
Alternative Names
Étienne Gilson filosofo e storico francese

Étienne Gilson filozof francuski, historyk filozofii

Étienne Gilson Frans filosoof

Étienne Gilson französischer Philosoph

Étienne Gilson French historian and philosopher

Etjenas Žilsonas

Gilson, É.

Gilson, E. 1884-1978

Gilson, E. (Etienne), 1884-1978

Gilson, E. H. 1884-1978

Gilson, E. H. (Etienne Henry), 1884-1978

Gilson, Etienme 1884-1978

Gilson, Étienne

Gilson, Étienne 1884-1978

Gilson, Etienne H. 1884-1978

Gilson , Étienne Henry

Gilson, Étienne Henry 1884-

Gilson Étienne-Henry 1884-1978

Gilson, Stefan.

Gilson, Stefan 1884-1978

Zhilʹson, Ėtʹen Anri 1884-1978

Žil'son, Ėt'en 1884-1978

Žilsons, Etjēns 1884-1978

Žīlsūn, Ityān 1884-1978

Етьєн Жільсон

Жильсон, Этьен

Жильсон, Этьен 1884-1978

إتيان جيلسون

إتين جلسون، 1884-1978

اتین ژیلسون تاریخ‌نگار و فیلسوف فرانسوی

에티엔 질송

질송, E. 1884-1978

질송, 에티엔 앙리 1884-1978

질송, 에티엔느 1884-1978


ジルソン, É.

ジルソン, エチエンヌ

ジルソン, エティエンヌ


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Heloise and AbelardThe spirit of mediæval philosophyDante the philosopherGod and philosophyElements of Christian philosophyThe unity of philosophical experienceThe arts of the beautifulThe mystical theology of Saint Bernard