The ‘is’ in the grammar of beauty

We say, now THAT is beautiful!

What do we mean?

Well, we mean we are pointing at something that is beautiful. And we expect disagreement!

So, given ‘relativity,’ what is beauty? It’s obviously not some determinate thing.

Perhaps we should ask, what does ‘is’ mean here? As Desmond argues in The Gift of Beauty and the Passion of Being (Cascade, 2018), 118, there IS a ‘too muchness’ in beauty’s happening.

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