Searching for a Knowledge of Life. Juan Zaragüeta’s Writing about the Certainty in Newman, Balmes and the Scholasticism


Julián Rodríguez Ortega


Espíritu: cuadernos del Instituto Filosófico de Balmesiana, ISSN 0014-0716, Year 65, Issue 152 (july-december), 2016, pages 433-452




Juan Zaragüeta, Spanish philosopher from the Basque Country (1883-1974), Cardinal Mercier’s disciple, published an article comparing the criteriology of Cardinal Newman to the Catalonian philosopher during the centenary of Jaime Balmes death (1948). In this writing he warns about lots of coincidences in both authors, which show a similar attitude towards the search for a knowledge for and about life. A knowledge for every man, and not only for the philosopher. It thus goes beyond the demonstrative character of scholastic philosophy to a life’s epistemology.


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