The oak at point-blank, Ugbrooke

The oak at point-blank, Ugbrooke

Mr and Mrs C of Palm Beach ask us why we should prize nature for its beauty. This might be a question for the philosopher. One answer might be that when we define the natural world as the world that is untouched by humanity, we shrug off a weight of critical endeavour, and the consequent relief may itself incline us to associate nature with the beautiful.

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