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A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful / Edmund Burke ; edited with an introduction and notes by Adam Phillips.

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Subject: Aesthetics > Early works to 1800.
Sublime, The > Early works to 1800.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780191567124
  • ISBN: 0191567124
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 173 pages).
  • Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Oxford University Press, 1990 (1998 printing)

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-173).
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Note on the Text; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of Edmund Burke; BURKE'S Enquiry; THE PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION; THE PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION; INTRODUCTION. On Taste; THE CONTENTS; Explanatory Notes.
Summary: 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. "I'm gratified you're. keeping Burke's text on the Sublime available in an inexpensive edition. Thanks again for keeping it e.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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