Truth is the object of reason and beauty is the object of love. Or such is claimed in some philosophy. In this sense, we can know truth and beauty through reason and love. But how do we ever know we know? Is it not the case that each person has a different idea of truth and beauty? These concepts are formed by the individual according to the individual’s experiences. It seems logical that there is an underlying truth to reason, that we can only imperfectly know. Might the same be the case with beauty? There is a universal beauty (whether one associates this with God or not is another matter), that can only be subjectively experienced. This sounds much like Balthasar.