Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beauty Teaches Us What We Ought to Want

In the last analysis there is as much objectivity in our judgements of beauty as there is in our judgements of virtue and vice. Beauty is therefore as firmly rooted in the scheme of things as goodness. It speaks to us, as virtue speaks to us, of human fulfillment: not of things that we want, but of things that we ought to want, because human nature requires them.

Roger Scruton, Beauty, 147

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