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Being and Some Philosophers

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The study of being was one of the main preoccupations of Etienne Gilson's scholarly and intellectual life. "Being and Some Philosophers" is at once a testament to the persistence of those 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 Aris ...more
Paperback, Second, 235 pages
Published February 2005 by Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (first published January 1st 1949)
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Joe
Dec 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I mean, the title says it all. How could this not be awesome?
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Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
By far one of Etienne Gilson's better works and without question the most revealing of his familiarity with non-Christian philosophers. The work deals with one of philosophy's greatest themes: Being; and does a fantastic job at getting right to the heart of the matter, combining a unique approach which few others have managed to repeat which takes the history of ideas and intellectual history as non-vying alternatives to the study of human thought through the ages. Although Gilson wrote this wor ...more
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A good concise history on the philosophy of being, especially from a Thomistic tradition.
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A difficult introduction to metaphysics by a sympathetic Thomist.
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Ouch. This one medicinally cleared my head of years of clutter and filth. Thank you, Dr. Catan.
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Étienne Henri Gilson was born into a Roman Catholic family in Paris on 13 June 1884. He was educated at a number of Roman Catholic schools in Paris before attending lycée Henri IV in 1902, where he studied philosophy. Two years later he enrolled at the Sorbonne, graduating in 1907 after having studied under many fine scholars, including Lucien Lévy Bruhl, Henri Bergson and Emile Durkheim.
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