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Gilson, Etienne 1884-1978

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The Christian philosophy of Saint Augustine by Etienne Gilson( Book )

134 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English equivalent of Introduction a l'etude de saint Augustin, 2 ed., Paris, Vrin 1943
Dante the philosopher by Etienne Gilson( Book )

97 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical ideas of the Renaissance poet, as expressed in his "Divine Comedy", "Vita Nuova", "The banquet", and other works
Heloise and Abelard by Etienne Gilson( Book )

112 editions published between 1930 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 2,203 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 spirit of mediæval philosophy by Etienne Gilson( Book )

63 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 2,104 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
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 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God and philosophy by Etienne Gilson( Book )

65 editions published between 1941 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,839 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 )

113 editions published between 1923 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 1,823 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 1,618 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 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

68 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,491 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 1,336 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 )

114 editions published between 1924 and 1993 in English 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 )

181 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,140 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 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being and some philosophers by Etienne Gilson( Book )

57 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,106 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
Elements of Christian Philosophy by Etienne Gilson( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and held by 1,048 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
Forms and substances in the arts by Etienne Gilson( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 1,045 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
Painting and reality by Etienne Gilson( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and held by 318 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

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

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Gilson, Stefan.

Gilson, Stefan 1884-1978

Zhilʹson, Ėtʹen Anri 1884-1978

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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


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Heloise and AbelardThe spirit of mediæval philosophyGod 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 present