Each of these concepts are complicated. Love for example, is clearly related to emotions, which are chemical responses to one’s surroundings. I would not love my wife had I never seen her, nor touched her skin, nor heard her words, nor smelled her perfume, nor tasted her kiss. How true.
I think we could add beauty to the list of semi-emotional concepts. Like the others, there is transient notion of beauty when you first pierce something. But then, there is a more permanent notion of beauty. We experience faith, hope, love, and beauty independent of our natural senses, don’t we?
Question: Is there any reason to think that these concepts, these things that we experience without out natural senses, point to a transnatural underpinning to our natural world?
This is important to me theologically because I don’t think God is hidden from people. I think everything we need to know God, is available through interaction with the natural world, even if God indicates something more than the natural world.