Show Less

Intellectual Intuition in the General Metaphysics of Jacques Maritain

A Study in the History of the Methodology of Classical Metaphysics

Series:

Edmund Morawiec

The publication presents Maritain’s concept of intellectual intuition in a wide philosophical and historical context and examines its role in the construction of metaphysics. The question to be answered is largely that of whether – and in what measure – intellectual intuition, in Maritain’s view, plays a role in the discovery of an understanding of the object of metaphysics, namely the concept of being, as well as the transcendent properties of being, and in the admission of the first principles of being. In the book one can find also analyses of various kinds of intuition as well as the role played by intuition in different phases of human cognition. The book addresses metaphysics in the aspect of its development and methodology, its value is thus not only historical but also philosophical.

Prices

Show Summary Details
Restricted access

Table of Contents

Extract

Introduction........................................................................................................... 7 1. Jacques Maritain's understanding of intellectual intuition............................. 15 1.1. The distinctive character of philosophical intuition............................... 15 1.1.1. Defining intellectual intuition..................................................... 16 1.1.2. Intellectual intuition in pre-scientific cognition ......................... 21 1.1.3. Intellectual intuition in philosophical cognition ......................... 24 1.2. Intellectual intuition in cognitive operations ......................................... 30 1.2.1. Intellectual intuition in sensory-intellectual perception ............. 30 1.2.1.1. Intuition in sensory-intellectual perception at the level of sensory cognition.............................................. 32 1.2.1.2. Intellectual intuition in sensory-intellectual perception at the level of mental cognition ................... 37 1.2.2. Intellectual intuition in forming judgements................................ 44 1.2.3. Intuition in the process of reasoning............................................ 51 2. The role of intellectual intuition in arriving at the concept of being ............. 59 2.1. Being as the object of metaphysical cognition ...................................... 59 2.1.1. Some reflections on understanding the word “object” ............... 60 2.1.2. The concept of being as the object of metaphysical cognition .... 64 2.1.3. Understanding being as the object of non-metaphysical types of cognition ....................................................................... 75 2.1.4. The transcendental and analogous nature of the concept of being as being......................................................................... 80 2.2. The operation of forming the concept of the object of metaphysics....... 90 2.2.1. Abstraction as an intensive visualization exceeding the eidetic aspect of being .......................................................... 91 2.2.2. The assertion of claims constituting the departure point for forming the concept of the object of metaphysics ...................... 94 6 Intellectual Intuition in the General Metaphysics of Jacques Maritain 3. The intuitive validation of the first principles of being ................................ 103 3.1. The relation of the first principles of being to the concept of being as being ................................................................................................ 103 3.1.1. On understanding the term “principle...

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.

Do you have any questions? Contact us.

Or login to access all content.