Aquinas and ontotheology again

  title={Aquinas and ontotheology again},
  author={Joseph G. Trabbic},
ABSTRACTA number of contemporary authors have argued that Aquinas’s understanding of God is ontotheological. In this paper, I consider the charge as it is formulated by Kevin Hart in his influential book The Trespass of the Sign: Deconstruction, Theology, and Philosophy. Hart claims that three features of Aquinas’s approach to the divine make it ontotheological, namely that it (1) privileges positive theology over negative theology, (2) regards God as the ‘highest value’, and (3) takes God to… CONTINUE READING