A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

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An eloquent and sometimes even erotic book, the Philosophical Enquiry was long dismissed as a piece of mere juvenilia. However, Burke's analysis of the relationship between emotion, beauty, and art form is now recognized as not only an important and influential work of aesthetic theory, but also one of the first major works in European literature on the Sublime, a subject that has fascinated thinkers from Kant and Coleridge to the philosophers and critics of today. This is the only available edition of the work.show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192835807
  • 9780192835802
  • 565,580

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"I'm gratified you're keeping Burke's text on the Sublime available in an inexpensive edition. Thanks again for keeping it easily accessible. It is a major document not only for the post-modern and avant-garde discussion of the sublime, but also for gender theory."--Leonard L. Duroche, University of Minnesota "I'm gratified you're keeping Burke's text on the Sublime available in an inexpensive edition. Thanks again for keeping it easily accessible. It is a major document not only for the post-modern and avant-garde discussion of the sublime, but also for gender theory."--Leonard L. Duroche, University of Minnesota "I'm gratified you're keeping Burke's text on the Sublime available in an inexpensive edition. Thanks again for keeping it easily accessible. It is a major document not only for the post-modern and avant-garde discussion of the sublime, but also for gender theory."--Leonard L. Duroche, University of Minnesota "I'm gratified you're keeping Burke's text on the Sublime available in an inexpensive edition. Thanks again for keeping it easily accessible. It is a major document not only for the post-modern and avant-garde discussion of the sublime, but also for gender theory."--Leonard L. Duroche, Universityof Minnesotashow more

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