The Inanity of Scientism

Catholic Stand, Bob Drury: Moses set before the people Life and Death; from another aspect, Intelligibility and Inanity. He urged them to choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19).

The Transcendentals

Life and Intelligibility in this context refer to a single identity. They differ as logical, not real, distinctions. With Purpose, they form the triad of transcendentals. Each transcendental name refers fundamentally to being, to existence. Each transcendental of the triad differs from the other two only in aspect.

Transcendental names form a trinity. The most basic trinity are Existence, Truth, and Goodness. A thing is true and good to the extent that it exists. A thing exists to the extent that it is true and good. Reality, intelligibility, and desirability are another trinity of such names. Jesus identified himself by the transcendental names of the life, the truth, and the way. The negations of life, truth, and way are death (as non-existence), falseness (non-truth) and purposelessness (the absence of good as a goal). Full article is here.