Historical Who is Who

MARITAIN, Jacques

1882 - 1973
France
PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION

 

Roman Catholic  convert like his wife (he from a Protestant background, she Russian Jewish). His philosophy was shaped by the thinking of Aquinas which he elaborated and applied to the spheres of contemporary arts and politics. Knowledge has several forms and levels which include but also go beyond physical sensation. In his notion of ‘Integral Humanism’ he sets out the basis for human freedom which he believes to be rooted in God-given reason.

Life

Writings

Video

Jacques Maritain - a brief biography (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChB07RIV7wQ

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