Catholic Dictionary

Term

TRANSCENDENTALS

Definition

In scholastic philosophy, those qualities that are common to all things whatsoever, and to all differences between things. they are not restricted to any category, class, or individual. the classic transcendentals are thing (res), being (ens), something (aliquid), the one (unum), the true (verum), the good (bonum), and, according to some philosophers, the beautiful (pulchrum).