transcendental, but a
transcendental of the good. In peace’s positive and negative rationes, union/order and
rest/tranquility, it is reduced to the transcendental good. Yet through this reduction,
peace adds conceptual content to ens. Inasmuch as something is, it is ordered/in union.
Inasmuch as something is, it is at rest/tranquil.
• transcendentals • peace • good • Thomisticmetaphysics • peace studies
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the…transcendental good, which is convertible with truth and unity”.5 In order to
disciplines. Her solution to an uneasy, if not impossible, dialogue is to make
theology the dominant partner in a theological economics.
Hirschfeld’s struggle to bridge the gap between two clashing paradigms is
reflected in the chapters. The bulk of chapters three and four is devoted to a Thomistic
anthropology. Chapter three, which is about Thomisticmetaphysics, is unlikely to
appeal to the non-theologian. In chapter four, Aquinas’ conception of happiness and
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