About Beauty: A Thomistic Interpretation

Idealistic Studies 16 (2):173-173 (1986)

Armand A. Maurer begins by pointing out that for St. Thomas Aquinas beauty, like truth and goodness, is one of the primary transcendental modes of being. But unlike truth and goodness, beauty is actually discussed very little by him. Remarks on it are scattered throughout his works. Maurer wants to show that, “A careful reading of his comments on beauty reveal that, in his view, beauty, no less than truth and goodness, is ultimately grounded, not on the forms or essences of things, but on their existence….bsolute Beauty is found in the pure act of existing that is God”.
Keywords Continental Philosophy  History of Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/idstudies19861621
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