Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, 2008.
xi, 337 pages ; 23 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: A certain crime unobserved On Catholic thinking. The mind that is Catholic ; Infinitized by the spirit: Maritain and the intellectual vocation ; Chesterton, the real heretic: the outstanding eccentricity of the peculiar sect called Roman Catholics ; The very graciousness of being Reckoning with Plato. On the uniqueness of Socrates: political philosophy and the rediscovery of the human body ; On the death of Plato: some philosophical thoughts on the Thracian maidens ; What is piety? The abiding implications of friendship. Aristotle on friendship ; The totality of society: from justice to friendship ; The Trinity: God is not alone The medieval experience. The point of medieval political philosophy ; Possessed of both a reason and a revelation ; Aquinas and the defense of ordinary things: on what common men call common sense Implications of Catholic thought. The realism of St. Augustine's political realism: Augustine and Machiavelli ; Mystifying indeed: on being fully human ; Transcendence and political philosophy ; Mysticism, political philosophy, and play Things practical and impractical. Sports and philosophy ; The real alternatives to just war Where does it lead? On choosing not to see ; The ultimate meaning of existence ; The beginning of the real story Conclusion: On being allowed to read Monte Cristo.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-332) and index.