David Beardsley

Biography

David A. Beardsley is an amateur philosopher and writer/director of the video "Emerson: The Ideal in America."

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Books

The Ideal of Beauty and Other Essays
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,560. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
The collection of essays continues to examine the history and influence of the Ideal tradition as begun in "The Ideal in the West." It looks at topics such as Beauty, Love, the Quest, and Immortality in light of the teachings of Plato, Plotinus, Ficino, Emerson and others.
The Ideal in the West
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Idealism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Plato defined the Ideal as "the universal author of all things beautiful and right." This book traces its history from before Plato through Imperial Rome, the Renaissance, and 19th century America, and its influence on artists such as Michelangelo, Shakespeare and Whitman. In addition it shows how the Ideal's timeless principles can benefit people in the 21st century

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beauty    emerson    ficino    good    greece    history    ideal    immortality    justice    love    philosophy    plato    plotinus    renaissance    socrates    spiritual