Value Theory

Now beauty, as we said, shone bright among those visions, and in this world below we apprehend it through the clearest of our senses, clear and resplendent. For sight is the keenest of the physical senses, though wisdom is not seen by it--how passionate would be our desire for it, if such a clear image of wisdom were granted as would come through sight--and the same is true of the other beloved objects; but beauty alone has this privilege, to be most clearly seen and most lovely of them all.

Plato, Phaedrus, 250D [after R. Hackford, Plato's Phaedrus, Library of the Liberal Arts, 1952, p. 93,
and the Loeb Classical Library, Euthryphro Apology Crito Phaedo Phaedrus, Harvard University Press, 1914-1966, p. 485]

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