The Degrees of Knowledge

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The Degrees of Knowledge
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Author Jacques Maritain
Subject Philosophy
  • 1932 (in French)
  • 1959 (in English)
Media type Print

The Degrees of Knowledge (French: Distinguer pour unir, ou Les Degrés du Savoir) is a 1932 book by Jacques Maritain, his major contribution to epistemology.[1] It was first published in English translation in 1959.[2]

Scholarly reception[edit]

Philosopher Adolf Grünbaum argues in Philosophical Problems of Space and Time (1963) that Maritain presents an unsound and incorrect interpretation of the nature of geometry.[3]



  1. ^ Haldane 1995. p. 522.
  2. ^ Blackburn 1994. p. 231.
  3. ^ Grünbaum 1974. pp. 148-150.


  • Blackburn, Simon (1994). The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  • Grünbaum, Adolf (1974). Philosophical Problems of Space and Time. Boston: D. Reidel Publishing Company. ISBN 90 277 0358 2. 
  • Haldane, John (1995). Honderich, Ted, ed. The Oxford Companion to Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-866132-0.