University of Notre Dame
Jacques Maritain Center   

Yves R. Simon, 1903-1961.

Papers, 1920-1959.

32 linear feet.

Thomist philosopher. Student of Abbé Lallement and Jacques Maritain, educated at the University of Paris and the Catholic Institute of Paris, he taught at the University of Lille, the University of Notre Dame (1938-1948) and the University of Chicago (1948-1961).

Chiefly philosophical outlines and notes on metaphysics, logic, and political philosophy; concerning abstraction, action, analogy, anarchy, authority, being, categories, causality, certitude, chance, democracy, determinism, dialectic, essence, ethics, evil, existence, finality, France, freedom, God, government, history, ideas, immanence, induction, intellect, intelligence, intentionality, justice, knowledge, law, life, love, mathematics, memory, method, motion, natural law, nature, ontology, order, passion, perfection, politics, positivism, prediction, proportionality, psychology, quality, quantity, reason, religion, revolution, science, sensation, society, substance, truth, universality, virtue, will, and work; with special attention to the writings of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, but involving other philosophers and writers, ancient, medieval, and modern, including Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Sienna, Descartes, Saint-Simon, Alain, Jacques Maritain, Abbé Lallement, and Mortimer J. Adler. Also a small quantity of correspondence, drafts, typewritten manuscripts, and clippings; and 9 boxes of audio tapes containing Simon interviews and lectures. In French and English.



Jacques Maritain Center