A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful
By (author) Edmund Burke
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Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke
Book DescriptionEdited with an introduction and notes by James T. Boulton. 'One of the greatest essays ever written on art.'- The Guardian Edmund Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of 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. Edmund Burke (1729-1797). A politician, philosopher and orator, Burke lived during a turbulent time in world history, which saw revolutions in America and France that inspired his most famous work, Reflections on the Revolution in France.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415453264
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Edmund Burke
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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