Manolo says, from Aquinas:
Pulchritudo non habet rationem appetibilis nisi inquantum induit rationem boni: Sic enim et verum appetibile est: Sed secundum rationem propriam habet claritatem
Our friend Eco says that this is Aquinas’s proof that beauty, goodness, and truth are “equivalent and convertible”.
But, the Manolo does not need the Aquinas, nor the Eco, to know this.
All the humble shoeblogger must do to understand that truth and beauty and goodness are the same is gaze upon this…
The pointy-toed suede snkle boot from the Maestro Manolo Blahnik.