Catholic thinkers contributed extensively to philosophy during the Nineteenth-Century. Besides pioneering the revivals of Augustinianism and Thomism, they also helped to initiate such philosophical movements as Romanticism, Traditionalism, Semi-Rationalism, Spiritualism, Ontologism, and Integralism. Unfortunately the exceptional diversity and profoundness of this epoch in Catholic thought has all too often been under appreciated. This book consequently traces the work of sixteen leading Catholic philosophers of the Nineteenth-Century so as to make evident their seminal offerings to philosophy, namely: Chateaubriand, Schlegel, Bautain, Bonald, Hermes, Gunther, Ravaisson-Mollien, Lequier, Rosmini-Serbati, Brownson, Kleutgen, Mercier, Gratry, Blondel, Newman, and Olle-Laprune.
Alan Vincelette is assistant professor of philosophy at St. John's Seminary, Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He has previously contributed articles to Grayling, A.C., ed., Encyclopedia of British Philosophy (Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2006); Oord, Thomas Jay, ed., The Many Facets of Love (Angerton Gardens: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007); Kornberg Greenberg, Yudit, ed., Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008); and has translated the works of Pierre Rousselot for Marquette University Press.