Etienne Gilson

Gilson, Étienne

Étienne Gilson (ātyĕn´ zhēlsôN´), 1884–1978, French philosopher and historian, b. Paris. He taught the history of medieval philosophy at the Sorbonne (1921–32) and then took the chair of medieval philosophy at the Collège de France. In 1929 he helped found the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies at Toronto, Canada. Although primarily a historian of philosophy, he was also one of the leaders of the Roman Catholic neo-Thomist movement. He was elected to the French Academy in 1946. Among his works are The Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas (1919, tr. 1924); The Christian Philosophy of Saint Augustine (1929, tr. 1960); The Spirit of Mediaeval Philosophy (2 vol., 1932, tr. 1936); God and Philosophy (1941); Being and Some Philosophers (1949); and The Philosopher and Theology (1960, tr. 1962).

See his Gilson Reader, ed. with an introd. by A. C. Pegis (1957).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Art and Intellect in the Philosophy of Etienne Gilson
Francesca Aran Murphy.
University of Missouri Press, 2004
The Existentialists and God: Being and the Being of God in the Thought of Soren Kierkegaard, Karl Jaspers, Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Paul Tillich, Etienne Gilson [And] Karl Barth
Arthur C. Cochrane.
Westminster Press, 1956
Choir of Muses
Etienne Gilson; Maisie Ward.
Sheed and Ward, 1953
The Mystical Theology of Saint Bernard
Etienne Gilson; A. H. C. Downes Sheed.
Sheed & Ward, 1940
Heloise and Abelard
Étienne Gilson.
University of Michigan Press, 1960
History of Philosophy and Philosophical Education
Étienne Gilson.
Marquette University Press, 1948
Wisdom and Love in Saint Thomas Aquinas
Étienne Gilson.
Marquette University Press, 1951
Patterns or Principles and Other Essays
Stanley L. Jaki.
Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 1995
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Gilson and Science"
Dictionary of Religion and Philosophy
Geddes MacGregor.
Paragon House, 1989
Librarian’s tip: "Gilson, Etienne Henry (1884-1978)" begins on p. 275
The Neo-Thomists
Gerald A. McCool.
Marquette University Press, 1994
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Seven "Thomism and History: Etienne Gilson"
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