A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Sublime and Beautiful [NOOK Book]

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Edmund Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful is one of the most important works of aesthetics ever published. Whilst many writers have taken up their pen to write of "the beautiful", Burke's subject here was the quality he uniquely distinguished as "the sublime" - an all-consuming force beyond beauty that compelled terror as much as rapture in all who beheld it. It was an analysis that would go on to inspire some of the leading thinkers of the age, including Immanuel Kant and Denis ...
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A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Sublime and Beautiful

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Overview

Edmund Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful is one of the most important works of aesthetics ever published. Whilst many writers have taken up their pen to write of "the beautiful", Burke's subject here was the quality he uniquely distinguished as "the sublime" - an all-consuming force beyond beauty that compelled terror as much as rapture in all who beheld it. It was an analysis that would go on to inspire some of the leading thinkers of the age, including Immanuel Kant and Denis Diderot. The Routledge Classics edition presents the authoritative text of the first critical edition of Burke's essay ever published, including a substantial critical and historical commentary.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203868690
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Series: Routledge Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 198
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Edmund Burke (1729-1797). A politician, philosopher and orator, Burke lived during a turbulent time in world history which saw revolutions in France (which appalled him) and America (which he welcomed). His most famous work is Reflections on the Revolution in France.

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Table of Contents

I Composition and Publication

II On Taste

III The Sublime and Beautiful

IV Influence of the Enquiry

Note on the Text

Burke's Enquiry

Text

Appendix A List of Editions of the Enquiry Published During Burke's Lifetime

Index

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