Friday, December 25, 2020

Seeing Eternity | A Quote by Philosopher and Theologian Keith Ward

Seeing the goodness of something is seeing something of eternity in it. It is to see value objectively existing in reality, and mediated in specific types of objects.
     Moreover, to discern goodness is not to remain unmoved. If one sees that something is good, one is moved to desire it, to aim for it, or to keep it. This is not a matter of neutral description. To see the good is to be attracted to it. Not to be attracted is not genuinely to see and believe that it is good. Discerning something eternal and intrinsically motivating is a very special sort of apprehension.
~Keith Ward, Morality, Autonomy, and God

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