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Medieval Theories of Transcendentals

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[Revised entry by Wouter Goris and Jan Aertsen on June 27, 2019. Changes to: Bibliography] Medieval theories of the transcendentals present an explication of the concept of 'being' (ens) in terms of the so-called 'most common notions' (communissima), such as 'one' (unum), 'true' (verum), and 'good' (bonum), and explain the inner relations and order between these concepts. In contrast to early modern accounts of the transcendental, these medieval theories...

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