University of Notre Dame
Jacques Maritain Center: American Maritain Association

The Failure of Modernism:
The Cartesian Legacy and Contemporary Pluralism

Edited by Brendan Sweetman

© Copyright 1999 by the American Maritain Association


  1. Why Descartes was not a Philosopher / Peter A. Redpath
  2. Descartes's Res: An lnteractionist Difficulty / Robert Geis
  3. Descartes, Mathematics and Music / Donald DeMarco
  4. Maximum Influence from Minimum Abilities: La Mettrie and Radical Materialism / William J. Fossati
  5. On the Aristotelian Heritage of John of Damascus / Joseph Koterski, S.J.
  6. Transcendental Thomism: Realism Rejected / Christopher M. Cullen, S.J.
  7. Was Maritain a Crypto-Machiavellian? / James V. Schall, S.J.
  8. Richard Hooker as Source of the Founding Principles of American Natural Law / Edward Furton
  9. Neutral Frameworks, the Rule of Law and the Common Good / Terry Hall
  10. Jacques Maritain and Alasdair Macintyre: The Person, the Common Good and Human Rights / Deborah Wallace
  11. Jacques Maritain, Thomism and the Liberal-Communitarian Debate / Michael Moreland
  12. On the Purpose ofthe State: Continuity and Change in Political Theories / Henk E. S. Woldring
  13. Transcending Right and Left: A Question of Virtue / James G. Hanink
  14. Jacques Maritain, Heroic Humanism and the Gospel / John X. Evans
  15. Deconstruction, Onto-Theology and Thomas's Via Negativa / Matthew Pugh
  16. The Postmodern Notion of Freedom and Aquinas's Ratio Entis / John F. X. Knasas
  17. The Pseudo-Problem of Skepticism / Brendan Sweetman
  18. A Critique of Social Construct Theory / Curtis L. Hancock