Single Idea 2837

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 5. Natural Beauty]

Full Idea

Nothing that is contrary to nature is fine.

Clarification

'Fine' is the Greek word 'kalon', which also translates as 'beautiful'

Gist of Idea

Nothing contrary to nature is beautiful

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1325b09)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.400