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Jacques Maritain : The Philosopher in Society - James V. Schall

Jacques Maritain

The Philosopher in Society

Paperback Published: 28th March 1998
ISBN: 9780847686841
Number Of Pages: 272

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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.

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Schall's work is the first major exposition of Maritain's political thought in English. Schall's masterful teaching skill and exceptional writing ability enables his monograph to transcend the gaping hole in Maritain studies. A faithful exposition of his teaching. Anyone who has been looking for a book on Maritain's social and political thought should jump for joy at this work. I can think of no other book that so clearly and concisely presents Maritain's essential social and political thought.--Peter A. Redpath, St. John's University "The Maritain Notebook: The Amer. Maritain Assoc. Newsletter "

Justice, Brains, and Strength: Machiavelli and Modernity in Political Philosophyp. 1
On the Relation Between Art and Politicsp. 21
On the Political Importance of the Philosophic Lifep. 39
On Defining Political Thingsp. 59
The Natural Law - Natural Right Dilemmap. 79
Democracy: Anthropocentric and Christian?p. 99
The Authority of Freedom and the Freedom of Authorityp. 121
The Friendship that Leads to Law and Justicep. 141
Maritain on the Enigma and Intelligibility of Evilp. 161
Maritain on "The Mystery of Israel"p. 181
The Possibility of a World Common Goodp. 201
Conclusionp. 221
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 235
About the Authorp. 243
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ISBN: 9780847686841
ISBN-10: 0847686841
Series: 20th Century Political Thinkers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 28th March 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 14.96  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 4