Good
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1. Introduction. The good is “the end which is the object of all desire”, according to Aristotle, who puts this description forward as traditional (Eth. Nic.,1, l-1094a). Scholasticism took over the definition (e.g., Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, I, q. 5, a. 1). The primordial reality of the good allows of definition as little as does the notion of desire. It can only be described on the basis of the experience of the good, that is, on the basis of the self-experience of desire, and classified in the frame-work of this descrip…

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Jörg splett, “Good”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 13 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-483X_smuo_COM_001690>
First published online: 2016



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