[FL 3392]  The Transcendentals according to St. Thomas Aquinas

Semester I
thursday 14:30 - 16:15

Course Information

Professor: CAMP, Isobel
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

Semester I
thursday 14:30 - 16:15


While St Thomas provided no systematic account of the transcendentals, his speculations provide a depth and richness to his metaphysical wisdom. This course will engage with various texts dispersed throughout his corpus to present a historical and systematic treatment of this doctrine. Each class will analyse the weekly assigned reading texts to present St. Thomas’ vision giving emphasis to St Thomas’s method, the ordering within the transcendentals and their ultimate relation to the divine.


Bibliography : J. Aertsen, Medieval Philosophy and the Transcendentals: the Case of Thomas Aquinas, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996; Thomas de Aquino, Thomae Aquinatis opera omnia, iussu impensaque Leonis XIII P.M. edita. Romae: ex typographia polyglota et al. 1882-1996. ID., In duodecim libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis expositio. Edited by R.-M. Spiazzi, O.P., Taurini: Marietti, 1964; ID., In librum beati Dionysii de divinis nominibus expositio. Edited by C. Pera. Taurini: Marietti, 1950.