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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

French philosopher and Jesuit priest

1881   -   1955

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
educated at: University of Paris, Villanova University, Notre Dame de Mongré High School
occupation: theologian, paleontologist, writer, paleoanthropologist, Catholic priest, geologist, philosopher
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour, Médaille militaire, Mendel Medal
influenced by: Paul, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, Ignatius of Loyola, Henri Bergson, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (French: [pjɛʁ tejaʁ də ʃaʁdɛ̃] (listen ); 1 May 1881 – 10 April 1955) was a French idealist philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of the Peking Man. He conceived the vitalist idea of the Omega Point (a maximum level of complexity and consciousness towards which he believed the universe was evolving), and he developed Vladimir Vernadsky's concept of noosphere. Teilhard's ideas had a profound influence on the New Age movement. In 1962, the Holy Office condemned several of Teilhard's works based on their alleged ambiguities and doctrinal errors. Some eminent Catholic figures, including Cardinal Ratzinger and Pope Francis, made positive comments on some of his ideas. The response to his writings by scientists has been mostly critical.
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The Phenomenon of Man

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The divine Milieu

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Activation of energy

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Hymne de l'univers

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Sur le bonheur

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Toward the Future

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