Friday ‘Beholding Beauty’ Café
Don’t miss this week’s ‘Beholding Beauty‘ Café
Dear friends, welcome to the Friday Café,
Beauty is all around us, and some of it is extraordinary. It takes many forms, and many of us define it
in different ways. Saint Thomas Aquinas defined beauty as that which pleases upon being seen. But Philosopher Mortimer Adler took a wider view.
For “being seen” read instead “being beheld” and then what Aquinas is saying is that which, when beheld, give us pleasure, we call beautiful. Different persons get pleasure of this sort from different objects. They differ in their tastes. What one person finds enjoyable, another might behold with no pleasure at all.
Philosopher Mortimer Adler http://www.thegreatideas.org/apd-beau.html%5D
Your definition of beauty might differ from that of Saint Thomas of Aquinas or Mortimer Adler, and that’s OK. This week on the Friday Café let’s talk about what you find beautiful.
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