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Craig's question on Emerson reading

What does Emerson truly mean when he states that "Few adult persons can see nature?" Is this idea based solely on God's will of mind and matter, or on some other aspect of man.



Emerson states: "Ever does natural beauty, steal in like air, and envelope great actions." Where does this statement place humans in relation to nature? Can we extend this idea to other arguments that he makes about discipline, commodity? How is Emerson using nature as a tool to validate specific ideologies?