Jacques Maritain, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jacques Maritain

French philosopher

Date of Birth: 18-Nov-1882

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 28-Apr-1973

Profession: writer, diplomat, pedagogue, philosopher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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About Jacques Maritain

  • Jacques Maritain (French: [ma?it?~]; 18 November 1882 – 28 April 1973) was a French Catholic philosopher.
  • Raised Protestant, he was agnostic before converting to Catholicism in 1906.
  • An author of more than 60 books, he helped to revive Thomas Aquinas for modern times, and was influential in the development and drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Pope Paul VI presented his "Message to Men of Thought and of Science" at the close of Vatican II to Maritain, his long-time friend and mentor.
  • The same pope had seriously considered making him a lay Cardinal, but Maritain rejected it.
  • Maritain's interest and works spanned many aspects of philosophy, including aesthetics, political theory, philosophy of science, metaphysics, the nature of education, liturgy and ecclesiology.

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