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Gilson, Étienne
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(June 13, 1884, Paris – Sep 19, 1978, Auxerre), philosopher. In 1913, he became professor at Lille, in 1919 at Strasbourg, from 1921 to 1932 he was professor at the Sorbonne, and from 1932 at the Collège de France. In 1929, he co-founded the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto, and in 1947 became a member of the Académie Française. Gilson was also a systematic philosopher (e.g. Matières et formes, 1964; ET: Forms and Substances in the Arts, 2001), although the focal point of his work lay in the history of what he called “Christian philosoph…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Gilson, Étienne”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08668>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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