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La taupe, le cheval et l’homme selon Goethe ou la question du beau chez l’homme et l'animal

Claude ROËLS

fr Anthropozoologica 19 - Pages 39-44

Published on 01 July 1994

Mole, horse and man according to Goethe or the question of beauty in man and animal

This paper deals with beauty in man and animal according to Goethe. The way Goethe enfers upon this question is neither mathematical nor aesthetic but poetic. And the great Germon poet grounds also on morphology —a word that he coins. He shows that beauty implies not only perfection but also liberty.

Keywords :

Beauty, man, horse, poetic, perfection, liberty, morphology.

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