Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Existence & the Existent” as Want to Read:
Blank-133x176
Existence & the Existent
 
by
Jacques Maritain
Rate this book
Clear rating

Existence & the Existent

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Hardcover
Published by University Press of America (first published 1948)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Existence & the Existent, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Existence & the Existent

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 54)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Paul Bond
Written as though jargon were both a language and a religion. That aside, excellent. Attempts to out-flank atheistic existentialism, and reestablish Christianity as the true home of authentic living. Succeeds in highlighting the aspects of Thomism that encourage curiosity about and engagement with the created world, and a respect for the hidden depths of persons. Stumbles in parts. Most difficult when insisting on the non-existence of evil. The "heads God did good through you, tails you sinned o ...more
Martin Shanahan
This is one of the most potent and devastating critiques of the existentialist philosophical perspectives of Sartre - it specifically refutes Sartre's "Existentialism is a Humanism".
Mark
Great Thomistic account of metaphysics.
&&&
&&& marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2015
Joseph
Joseph marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2014
i!
i! marked it as to-read
Dec 11, 2014
Paul Bard
Paul Bard marked it as to-read
Oct 31, 2014
Alan Lindsay
Alan Lindsay marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2014
Jason Knecht
Jason Knecht marked it as to-read
May 31, 2014
Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson marked it as to-read
May 30, 2014
Tial
Tial marked it as to-read
May 23, 2014
S. O'Brien
S. O'Brien marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2014
Michael
Michael marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2014
Greta Villani
Greta Villani marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2014
Maygan
Maygan marked it as to-read
Mar 25, 2014
Diogo Santos
Diogo Santos marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2014
Calvin
Calvin marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2014
John
John marked it as to-read
Jan 20, 2014
Melanio Aberion
Melanio Aberion marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2014
Rodelilao
Rodelilao marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2013
Vinnie Santini
Vinnie Santini marked it as to-read
Nov 20, 2013
Paulist Press
Paulist Press marked it as to-read
Nov 18, 2013
dusty
dusty added it
Sep 20, 2013
Daniel Troutman
Daniel Troutman marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2013
Maria
Maria marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2013
Kelly
Kelly marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2013
Brett
Brett marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2013
Andrew Simmons
Andrew Simmons is currently reading it
Jul 20, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
103364
T. S. Eliot once called Jacques Maritain "the most conspicuous figure and probably the most powerful force in contemporary philosophy." His wife and devoted intellectual companion, Raissa Maritain, was of Jewish descent but joined the Catholic church with him in 1906. Maritain studied under Henri Bergson but was dissatisfied with his teacher's philosophy, eventually finding certainty in the system ...more
More about Jacques Maritain...
An Introduction to Philosophy Art and Scholasticism With Other Essays Person and the Common Good Education at the Crossroads Degrees of Knowledge

Share This Book

“The spiritual experience of the philosopher is the nourishing soil of philosophy; that without it there is no philosophy; and that, even so, spiritual experience does not, or must not, enter into the intelligible texture of philosophy. The pulp of the fruit must consist of nothing but the truth.” 0 likes
More quotes…