A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful
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.
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Review: A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and BeautifulUser Review - Jordan Irwin - Goodreads
Interesting philosophy in small doses. Horrific to have to read back-to-back chapters! Read full review
Review: A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and BeautifulUser Review - Sam - Goodreads
If you want your mind to think about deep ideas and create intellectual connections to life, death, and the sublime, then read this book. It is beautifully portrayed and the philosophy is so interesting that I wanted to delve even deeper. It's brilliant. Read full review