Is something “beautiful” just because…

In an age of egalitarianism and relativism, it is easier than ever to regard matters of taste as wholly private and personal. I like Bach, you like Bon Jovi, praise the Lord anyhow. But is aesthetic judgment purely a subjective and neutral matter? Is “beauty” exclusively in the eye of the beholder? Is something “beautiful” just because I like it, or does it have some objective quality rooted in creation that allows me to recognize that it is beautiful?

Kenneth Myers, from All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes, kindle location 1147

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