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Writings of Charles De Koninck, Volume 2

The Writings of Charles De Koninck, Volume 2

Charles De Koninck
Edited and translated by Ralph McInerny

Volume Two of The Writings of Charles De Koninck is part of the three-volume series presenting the first English edition of the collected works of the Catholic Thomist philosopher Charles De Koninck (1906–1965). Ralph McInerny is the project editor and has prepared the excellent translations.

The second volume begins with two works published in 1943: Ego Sapientia: The Wisdom That Is Mary, De Koninck’s first study in Mariology, and The Primacy of the Common Good Against the Personalists (with The Principle of the New Order), which generated a strong critical reaction. Included in this volume are two reviews of The Primacy of the Common Good, by Yves R. Simon and I. Thomas Eschmann, O.P., and De Koninck’s substantial response to Eschmann in his lengthy “In Defense of St. Thomas.” The volume concludes with a group of short essays: “The Dialectic of Limits as Critique of Reason,” “Notes on Marxism,” “This Is a Hard Saying,” “[Review of] Between Heaven and Earth,” and “Concept, Process, and Reality.”

“Volume Two of The Writings of Charles De Koninck reveals a Thomist at home not merely in the deepest questions of natural science and natural philosophy, but also in the highest reaches of ethical and political philosophy, and in the most wonderful realm of revealed theology. De Koninck combines a justified confidence in his wisdom about the highest things with humility and gratitude for the gift of that wisdom. The series edited by Dr. McInerny is taking shape as a recovered treasure of a philosopher who labored to receive, and to pass on, the gift of wisdom.“ — David Quackenbush, Thomas Aquinas College

ISBN: 978-0-268-02597-7
448 pages
Publication Year: 2009

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Charles De Koninck was on the faculty of Québec’s Université de Laval and was Director of Laval’s philosophy faculty from 1939 to 1956. He lectured frequently in the United States, as well as in Latin America, Europe, and Canada.

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The Writings of Charles De Koninck, Volume 2

Charles De Koninck
Edited and translated by Ralph McInerny

The Writings of Charles De Koninck, Volume 2
Cloth Edition
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Volume Two of The Writings of Charles De Koninck is part of the three-volume series presenting the first English edition of the collected works of the Catholic Thomist philosopher Charles De Koninck (1906–1965). Ralph McInerny is the project editor and has prepared the excellent translations.

The second volume begins with two works published in 1943: Ego Sapientia: The Wisdom That Is Mary, De Koninck’s first study in Mariology, and The Primacy of the Common Good Against the Personalists (with The Principle of the New Order), which generated a strong critical reaction. Included in this volume are two reviews of The Primacy of the Common Good, by Yves R. Simon and I. Thomas Eschmann, O.P., and De Koninck’s substantial response to Eschmann in his lengthy “In Defense of St. Thomas.” The volume concludes with a group of short essays: “The Dialectic of Limits as Critique of Reason,” “Notes on Marxism,” “This Is a Hard Saying,” “[Review of] Between Heaven and Earth,” and “Concept, Process, and Reality.”

“Volume Two of The Writings of Charles De Koninck reveals a Thomist at home not merely in the deepest questions of natural science and natural philosophy, but also in the highest reaches of ethical and political philosophy, and in the most wonderful realm of revealed theology. De Koninck combines a justified confidence in his wisdom about the highest things with humility and gratitude for the gift of that wisdom. The series edited by Dr. McInerny is taking shape as a recovered treasure of a philosopher who labored to receive, and to pass on, the gift of wisdom.“ — David Quackenbush, Thomas Aquinas College

ISBN: 978-0-268-02597-7

448 pages