Objective Musical Beauty and the Work of God

Ming Wilson in the Princeton Tory, ‘The Redemption of the World: What Music Teaches about Objectivity, Beauty & God’:

‘Considering both undeniable historical opinion and persuasive modern findings, we should not reject a possible bond between objectivity and beauty in music. Doing so would actually require incredible faith despite the evidence. Clearly there exists a power in music to bring a person out of the subjective self, but if we can indeed transcend ourselves, it suggests a standard higher than personal taste. And such an aesthetic standard further begs [sic] the question of its origins.’

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