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Gilson, Etienne 1884-1978

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Most widely held works by Etienne Gilson
Heloise and Abelard by Etienne Gilson( Book )

111 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 2,201 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
History of Christian philosophy in the Middle Ages by Etienne Gilson( Book )

53 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and philosophy by Etienne Gilson( Book )

64 editions published between 1941 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,840 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
The philosophy of St. Bonaventure by Etienne Gilson( Book )

111 editions published between 1923 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

52 editions published between 1938 and 1983 in English and held by 1,623 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 Christian philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas by Etienne Gilson( Book )

54 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VMC Library owns two copies of this work
The unity of philosophical experience by Etienne Gilson( Book )

66 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,492 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 )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Etienne Gilson addresses the idea that "art is the making of beauty for beauty's own sake." By distinguishing between aesthetics, which promotes art as a form of knowledge, and philosophy, which focuses on the presence of the artist's own talent or genius, Gilson maintains that art belongs to a different category entirely, the category of "making." Gilson's intellectually stimulating meditation on the relation of beauty and art is indispensable to philosophers and artists alike."--BOOK JACKET
The philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas : authorised translation from the third revised & enlarged edition of 'Le thomisme' by Etienne Gilson( Book )

111 editions published between 1924 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present revival of interest in the name and work of St. Thomas Aquinas is a fact which is bound to impress even the most superficial observer. In fact, nobody thinks of denying it; but, since it disturbs the set habits of some, the attempt has been made to give it an unfavourable interpretation in order to escape the duty to take an interest in it. It is - so it has been said - a merely artificial return to an obsolete scholasticism, a movement, political-religious rather than strictly philosophical; what has not been alleged and invented to explain a movement of ideas whose depth and vitality are sufficient to disprove so mean an origin!
Discourse on method, and Meditations by René Descartes( Book )

179 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rene Descartes was a central figure in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. In his Discourse on Method he outlined the contrast between mathematics and experimental sciences, and the extent to which each one can achieve certainty. Drawing on his own work in geometry, optics, astronomy and physiology, Descartes developed the hypothetical method that characterizes modern science, and this soon came to replace the traditional techniques derived from Aristotle. Many of Descartes' most radical ideas such as the disparity between our perceptions and the realities that cause them have been highly influential in the development of modern philosophy. from (August 22, 2011)
Recent philosophy: Hegel to the present by Etienne Gilson( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 1,125 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 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An engaging companion piece to The Arts of the Beautiful, this volume advances Etienne Gilson's theories about art as a process of "making" by focusing on the substances available to an artist. The basis for his argument is grounded in the distinction between arts concerned with the creation of beauty and arts that are primarily functional. He takes up in turn: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, dance, poetry, and the theater, analyzing in each the basic materials afforded that artist, the possibilities of artistic form, and the means of transformation and creation."--BOOK JACKET
Elements of Christian Philosophy by Etienne Gilson( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 1,047 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
Painting and reality by Etienne Gilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mélanges offerts à Etienne Gilson, de l'Académie française by Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies( Book )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The City of God : books I-VII by Augustine( Book )

15 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondance, 1923-1971 : deux approches de l'être by Etienne Gilson( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Etienne Gilson tribute by Charles J O'Neil( Book )

11 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Étienne Gilson, philosophe de la chrétienté by Jacques Maritain( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Christian philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas
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

Étienne Gilson philosophe et historien français

Etjenas Žilsonas

Gilson É.

Gilson, E. 1884-1978

Gilson, E. 1884-1978 (Etienne)

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

Žilʹson, Ėtʹen, 1884-1978

Žilsons, Etjēns 1884-1978

Žīlsūn, Ityān 1884-1978

Етьєн Жільсон

Жильсон, Этьен

Жильсон, Этьен 1884-1978

Этьен Жильсон

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


English (622)

French (330)

Italian (38)

Spanish (27)

German (24)

Portuguese (3)

Hungarian (1)

God and philosophyThe Christian philosophy of St. Thomas AquinasThe unity of philosophical experienceThe arts of the beautifulThe philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas : authorised translation from the third revised & enlarged edition of 'Le thomisme'Recent philosophy: Hegel to the presentForms and substances in the artsElements of Christian Philosophy