For ages, philosophers and others have contemplated and debated whether beauty is subjective or objective. The Greek philosophers, such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, spent a great deal of time considering the nature of beauty. Confucius is believed to have said, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Much later, in William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” the princess says, “Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye.
A beautiful lawn is a subjective ideal
September 26, 2023