Étienne Gilson

Philosopher, Author

1884 – 1978

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Who was Étienne Gilson?

Étienne Gilson was a French philosopher and historian of philosophy. A scholar of medieval philosophy, he originally specialised in the thought of Descartes, yet also philosophized in the tradition of Thomas Aquinas, although he did not consider himself either a neo-Scholastic or neo-Thomist philosopher. In 1946 he attained the distinction of being elected an "Immortal" of the Académie française.

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Born
Jun 13, 1884
Paris
Also known as
  • Etienne Gilson
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • University of Paris
  • Lycée Henri-IV
Died
Sep 19, 1978
Auxerre

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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