Étienne Gilson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Étienne Gilson

French historian and philosopher

Date of Birth: 13-Jun-1884

Place of Birth: 7th arrondissement of Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 19-Sep-1978

Profession: politician, professor, historian, philosopher, philosophy historian

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Étienne Gilson

  • Étienne Henri Gilson (French: [?ils?~]; 13 June 1884 – 19 September 1978) 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 a Neo-Thomist philosopher.
  • In 1946 he attained the distinction of being elected an "Immortal" (member) of the Académie française.
  • He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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