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Emerson Nature Topic 2 51102 Ralph Waldo Emersons quote nature is the vehicle of thought means that there is a link between language and thought as spirit is to nature To break down this phrase one can say that nature is the medium of expression of thought From nature we create symbols or words We think and then apply our thoughts to nature through the median which is language From this we learn much about ourselves Back in the days of the cave man people copied visualizations from nature onto the cave walls as an example of language However language and writing has evolved and become more complex over time so that we now have to look deeper into words to see their relationship to nature Emerson uses three parts to his construction of his essay He says natural facts are related to spiritual facts and nature is a symbol of spirit Language is symbolic because it is a way of describing the action or thing that you see The thing you see or the action is put into symbols or words which is manifested by language Thus we can now relate certain definitions in which to understand what Emerson is saying Emersons ideas strongly support the fact that nature is the vehicle of thought The vehicle that Emerson is talking about isnt the one we are familiar with today such as a car or bike A vehicle is a medium through which something is transmitted conveyed or expressed Therefore we can simplify this statement by saying nature is the medium that the process of thought is expressed How is this statement supported The answer is three-fold 1 Words are signs of natural facts that occur in the world 2 Natural facts are symbols of spiritual facts 3 Nature is the symbol of spirit To begin lets look at the first idea Every word that is used to express a fact can be
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