I will argue that the reason that beauty has this unique dual quality is because the beautiful object possesses an excess of intelligibility: as a result, while beauty transcends human abstractive powers, the orderly perfection of the object is nevertheless connaturally
The metaphoricity of all our knowledge qualifies it as connaturally
tentative, relativistic, multi-layered, and ever-changingly complex, sensuous and participative" (21).
Thus, Botwinick says, Oakeshott believes in a kind of "mysticism," which seems to mean that we know God exists, perhaps partly inferentially and partly connaturally
, bur cannot really know much about Him or explain Him in words.