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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Nevertheless, Maritain acknowledges that the knowledge of God that philosophy provides us with is incomplete and imperfect. Bles, the Centenary Press University of Ottawa Press,ch. Maritain’s account presupposes that there is a metaphysical and epistemological hierarchy: La ortodoxia de Jacques Maritain, ante un ataque recente.

This article has no associated abstract. The analogical knowledge that we have of God falls short of a complete description of what God is. Collection “Courier de Iles. The freedom that Maritain ascribes to artists, then, is not a lawless freedom. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Finally, Maritain writes that the ‘making’ at which art aims is something that is demanded by the end of the activity itself, not the particular interest of the artist. Besides, Maritain holds, knowledge through negation presupposes positive knowledge.

The Degrees Of Knowledge by Maritain, Jacques

Enhanced bibliography for this entry at PhilPaperswith links to its database. Though the truth or the applicability of these principles does not admit of direct proof, they are consistently confirmed by experience and, Maritain holds, cannot be denied without contradiction Preface to Metaphysicsp. This view of intuition is marirain, then, that of a hunch or quick insight; neither is it Maritain continues the same as Bergson’s. Jacques Maritain and the Moral Foundation of Democracy.


Maritain’s moral and political philosophy lies within what may be called the Aristotelian-Thomistic natural law tradition.

Jacques Maritain

The Education of Man. Maritain’s most enduring legacy is undoubtedly his moral and political philosophy, and the influence of his work on human rights can be seen, not only in the United Nations Declaration of but, it has been claimed, in a number of national declarations, such mqritain the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the jnowledge to the Constitution of the Fourth French Republic — this last was likely a reflection of Maritain’s lengthy correspondence with the French war hero and, later, President, General Charles DeGaulle.

The Person of the Church degreea Her Personnel. Moreover, Maritain argues that even if one holds that a belief is capable of a rational demonstration, it does not follow that one must be able to provide it. InMaritain and his wife returned to France.

As a characteristic of the practical intellect, art is not a speculative or a theoretical activity; maritaib aims not just at knowing, but at doing. The Metaphysics of Knowledge.

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. Following brief service in the first world war, Maritain returned to teaching and research.


Maritain’s distinctive contribution is not, however, to the details of Thomistic metaphysics, but to bringing it into relation with modern science and philosophy, and to explaining its foundations. Still, some of Maritain’s writings are polemical and, because much of his concern knowlegde in the history of philosophy was to address very specific philosophical and theological issues of his time, they often have a rather dated character.

Maritain’s account of natural law both presupposes a metaphysical view of the nature of human beings and a realistic epistemology, and has a number of tensions or inconsistencies internal to it. The Man and His Metaphysics. Metaphysics, then, properly includes an investigation into the cause of being — i. Parole et Silence, It would take a good deal of time and concerted attention to read this. Showing best matches Show all copies.

Thus, Maritain clearly rejects legal positivism. The Spirituality of Human Consciousness: As a polity that attempts to provide the conditions for the realisation of the human person as an individual who is, thereby, a member of a temporal community, it recognises that the use of goods by individuals must serve the knowledbe of knowpedge Integral Humanismp. Henry Bars and Eric Jourdan. La philosophie dans la foi selon Jacques Maritain. The Cultural Vision of Jacques Maritain.

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