An Yves R. Simon Reader (inbunden)
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Simon, Anthony O.
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An Yves R. Simon Reader

The Philosopher's Calling

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An Yves R. Simon Reader is the first collection of texts from the entirety of the philosopher's work. French Catholic (and then American) political philosopher Yves R. Simon was a student of Jacques Maritain and one of the most important figures in the revival of Thomism. His work, however, is still little known in English, and there is as yet no English biography of him. In An Yves R. Simon Reader: The Philosopher's Calling, Michael D. Torre provides an erudite and helpful introduction to Simon's life and thought. The volume contains selected key texts from all of Simon's twenty books, half of which were published posthumously, dividing them into three sections. The first fundamentally defends the Aristotelian and Thomistic account of human knowing. The second begins with his groundbreaking discussion of human freedom and ends with his account of practical wisdom. The third then expands this account to cover the chief concerns of his social and political philosophy. The selections are long enough to be substantive and contain sustained and complete arguments. Each selection has its own foreword by an eminent commentator, familiar with Simon's work, who lays out the necessary context for the reader. An Yves R. Simon Reader includes sections from several of Simon's last and most important essays: on sensitive knowledge and on the analogous nature of "act." It includes a number of excerpts from his justly famous account and defense of democratic government. The hallmarks of his work-his careful conceptual analysis, his genius for finding undervalued examples, and his talent for creating expressions that revivified an outworn idea-are on display throughout. Indeed, as one of the book's contributors says, Simon touched nothing that he did not adorn. The result is a highly readable introduction to the thought of a key and underappreciated modern philosopher. Contributors: Michael D. Torre, Jude P. Dougherty, Raymond Dennehy, John C. Cahalan, Steven A. Long, Ralph Nelson, John P. Hittinger, Ralph McInerny, David B. Burrell, CSC, Laurence Berns, Catherine Green, W. David Solomon, V. Bradley Lewis, Joseph W. Koterski, SJ, James V. Schall, SJ, George Anastaplo, Walter J. Nicgorski, John A. Gueguen, Jr., Thomas R. Rourke, Jeanne Heffernan Schindler, and Robert Royal.
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"This is a highly accessible introduction to the profound thought of a first-class mind. Anyone interested in Thomism or the subjects treated by Simon, including freedom, authority, and the common good, will find it very readable." -Giuseppe Butera, editor of Reading the Cosmos

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Michael D. Torre is associate professor of philosophy at the University of San Francisco. He is the author and editor of twelve books, including Do Not Resist the Spirit's Call: Francisco Marin-Sola on Sufficient Grace.


An Account of the Reader, by Way of Acknowledgment Simon's Works In The Reader: Summary And Guide Part I. Introduction 1. The Philosophy of Yves R. Simon Introduction by Michael D. Torre 2. Method in Philosophy by Jude P. Dougherty Part II. Knowledge 3. Knowledge as Immanent Action Introduction by Raymond Dennehy 4. The Distinction of Thing and Object Introduction by John C. Cahalan 5. Analogy and Metaphysical Knowledge Introduction by Steven A. Long 6. Sensation and Physical Knowledge Introduction by Ralph Nelson 7. Knowledge of Persons and Society Introduction by John P. Hittinger Jr. 8. Moral Knowledge Introduction by Ralph McInerny Part III. Freedom 9. Human Freedom Introduction by David B. Burrell, CSC 10. Human Reason and Will Introduction by Laurence Berns 11. Good Use and Habitus Introduction by Catherine Green 12. The Definition of Moral Virtue Introduction by W. David Solomon 13. Freedom of Intellect Introduction by V. Bradley Lewis 14. Society and the Formation of Free Persons Introduction by Joseph W. Koterski, SJ Part IV. Community 15. Political Society Introduction by James V. Schall, SJ 16. The Definition of Law Introduction by George Anastaplo viii Contents 17. The Common Good and Authority Introduction by Walter J. Nicgorski 18. Work and Society Introduction by John A. Gueguen Jr. 19. Economic Justice Introduction by Thomas R. Rourke 20. Community, Truth, and Culture Introduction by Jeanne Heffernan Schindler Epilogue: Problems in International Order Introduction by Robert Royal Select Bibliography Contributors Index