Transcendentals – Truth, Love, Good, etc.

The Trivium book mentions the words ‘res’ and ‘aliquid.’ Looking these terms up there are related concepts associated. This struck a cord with me about the conception I have of the Force of Truth, Love, Good, Right, Morality, Natural Law, True Self, Higher Self, Higher Will, Spirit, God, One, All, Source, etc. Different people describing the same thing…

“A transcendental concept is a concept that cannot be classified because it extends through and beyond all categories. The transcendentals are being and its transcendental attributes: unity, truth, goodness, res, aliquid; some philosophers include beauty.”

“The transcendentals (Latin: transcendentalia) are the properties of being. In typical accounts being is said to be One, Good and True (unum, bonum, verum)”

res, unum, aliquid, bonum, verum; or “thing”, “one”, “something”, “good”, and “true”

somewhat, to some extent

Object, thing; matter


Thomas Aquinas’ Disputed Questions on Truth