On the Relationship Between Finite and Infinite Goods, Or How to Avoid Flattening

The article offers the author's insights on the relationship of finite goods of creation with infinite goods of God and how economics flattens the human experience. He mentions Italian theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas who believes that human action aims to secure happiness and share the bel...

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Journal Title: Econ Journal Watch Vol. 11; no. 2; pp. 179 - 185
Author: Mary Hirschfeld
Format: Article
Language: English
Published: May 2014
Subjects:
GOD
Summary: The article offers the author's insights on the relationship of finite goods of creation with infinite goods of God and how economics flattens the human experience. He mentions Italian theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas who believes that human action aims to secure happiness and share the belief that humans desire happiness in an infinite way. He states an aspect of mirroring the infinite good through the perfection of own being and the difference of prudence from rational choice.
ISSN: 1933-527X