Mary and philosophies

Mary, our philosophy

Generally speaking, philosophers seek to live according to wisdom. "As for Mary, she carefully preserved all these things, meditating them in her heart (Luke 2:19, cf Lk 2:51). We could say, in philosophical language, that Mary had a "hermeneutic" attitude: she sought out the causes, the interpretation and the ultimate purpose of things.

The face-to-face relation philosophy was developed by the Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. The philosophy of the gift was explored mainly by contemporary sociologists and philosophers. The philosophy of knowledge is a vast debate that opposes thinkers such as Aristotle and St Thomas to other thinkers such as Avicenna or Heidegger. Rémi Brague (Ratzinger Prize) helps us to understand it. Saint John Paul II, who was a great philosopher in addition to being a great pope, stressed the themes of moral truth and the philosophy of the body.

Philosophy works independently from faith.

However, the Virgin Mary, Theotokos, belong to a reality that philosophy can and must take into account. We will offer some pointers that can shed light in our reasoning process and move philosophical inquiry in the right direction.