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Redeeming Philosophy

From Metaphysics to Aesthetics

Inspired by the Thomism of Jacques Maritain, this collection of essays explores how philosophy can redeem contemporary society from some of its defects and how contemporary philosophy itself can be redeemed through a revival of philosophical realism. In metaphysics, such a real- ism emphasizes the primacy of contemplation, especially the contemplation of being itself, in a society overwhelmed by activism. In theology, it helps the Church to focus on the fleshly reality of the body, the human nature of Christ, and the sacraments. In history, it sketches the possible sources of hope in a society struggling with a despairing culture of death. In aesthetics, it explores how art permits the unspeakable to become poetic word and the unseeable to become visible icon. In the social order, this realism indicates possible paths for the reform of education, gender relations, economic relations, and international organizations devoted to peace. Scholarly in form and tone, the essays echo the everyday questions tormenting the American Catholic community. How can we find a place for contemplation in a society of workaholics? Why do so many Catholics reject the Church's teaching on sexuality, especially its doctrine on contraception? Why have so many abandoned the sacraments? Is Christian art exhausted? Where do we find a durable hope when so many moral-social trends could tempt us to despair?

About the Author

REV. JOHN J. CONLEY, SJ holds the Henry J. Knott Chair in Philosophy and Theology at Loyola University Maryland.
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