A noted Catholic philosopher, a former pupil of Husserl, the founder of phenomenology, here presents a direct analysis and vigorous defense of the nature and value of philosophical knowledge in the traditional sense, as contrasted with other types, and particularly with scientific forms of knowledge. Philosophy, for the author of this book, is fundamentally a phenomenological study of ""genuine essences"" in a context of realism. Intended for the student of philosophy and for the average reader as well, the presentation is interesting, clear and concrete. A refreshing lack of citations of authority characterizes the treatment of the material offered. The author takes a fresh look at the data and invites the reader to do the same along with him. Original, incisive and profound. Not restricted to the Catholic market. A Catholic philosopher, the author is not, however, a Thomist. One of the volumes in Bruce's new Impact Books series, designed to make the average reader familiar with academic work and personalities.