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Christian Philosophy

Sweeney, Leo

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ISBN 10: 0820411795 / ISBN 13: 9780820411798
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Title: Christian Philosophy

Publisher: Peter Lang AG

Binding: Hardcover

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Num Pages: 714 pages. BIC Classification: HRAB; HRC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 230 x 160. Weight in Grams: 980. . 1997. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780820411798

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Synopsis: Christian Philosophy concerns the perennial paradox of reason/revelation and philosophy/theology by reflecting on: whether philosophy has ever been «pure» i.e., free of beliefs; how Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus helped prepare for Christian philosophy; how these practiced it: Bonaventure, Guerric, Albert, Aquinas, Maritain. As monists Marcel and Whitehead confirm that philosophy cannot be faith but must remain distinct and yet dependent on it if philosophy is to be Christian. This book closes by studying how Aquinas' positions are an antidote to current trends such as Sartre's existentialism, Neo-kantian self-centered epistemology and ethics, Derrida's deconstructionism.

About the Author: The Author: Leo Sweeney, S.J. is Research Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. He received an M.A. from St.Louis University and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He is the author of Metaphysics of Authentic Existentialism (1965), Infinity in Presocratics (1972), Divine Infinity in Greek and Medieval Thought (Peter Lang, 1992), and Authentic Metaphysics in an Age of Unreality (Peter Lang, 1996). He edited Wisdom in Depth (1966); three Proceedings of Jesuit Philosophical Association. He is the author of many articles in journals and chapters in books edited by others.

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