A Philosophical Analysis of Beauty in Emerson, Camus and Bass


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A Philosophical Analysis of Beauty in Emerson, Camus and Bass
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The premise of beauty in Emerson’s philosophy is that it contains a physical, spiritual, and ideological role in Nature. The foundation of physical beauty is that it contains a sense of “delight” in the physical way in which humankind needs to see natural environments: “First, the simple perception of natural forms is a delight” (Emerson “Beauty” para.3). This occurs when a person sees trees, a horizon, and other elements of the nature that occur naturally and outside of civilization. This is one way in which the physical properties of “man-made” culture need to be countermanded by seeing the physical beauty of natural of the woods, a lake, etc. In this way, humans...
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.....experiences through the lens of his childhood. This is another form of beauty that is spiritual and profoundly timeless in the spiritual unity that bass feels in Nature. In the scope of beauty, this is yet again another aspect of the divine type of beauty nature provides without a timeline and without a feeling of being bound to physical existence.
Works Cited:
Bass, Rick. “A Texas Childhood” in When the Wild Comes Leaping Up: Personal Encounters with Nature. Eds. David Suzuki. New York: Greystone Books, 2003.
---. Lives of the Rocks. Chicago: Mariner Books, 2007.
Camus, Albert. Lyrical and Critical Essays. New York: Vintage, 1970.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo. “The Complete Works.” 2011. RWE.org. March 24, 2011. <http://www.rwe.org/complete>