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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful : Penguin Classics - Edmund Burke

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 8th February 1999
ISBN: 9780140436259
Number Of Pages: 528
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Edmund Burke was one of the foremost philosophers of the eighteenth century and wrote widely on aesthetics, politics and society. In this landmark work, he propounds his theory that the sublime and the beautiful should be regarded as distinct and wholly separate states – the first an experience inspired by fear and awe, the second an expression of pleasure and serenity. Eloquent and profound, A Philosophical Enquiry is an involving account of our sensory, imaginative and judgemental processes and their relation to artistic appreciation. Burke's work was hugely influential on his contemporaries and also admired by later writers such as Matthew Arnold and William Wordsworth. This volume also contains several of his early political works on subjects including natural society, government and the American colonies, which illustrate his liberal, humane views.

About The Author

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College. A lifelong member of Parliament, Burke was the author of A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful, A Vindication of Natural Society, and Reflections on the Revolution in France.

List of Abbreviations
A Chronology of Edmund Burke
Further Reading
A Note on the Texts
A Vindication of Natural Society (1756: second edition, 1757)p. 1
A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757: second edition, 1759)p. 49
Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770: third edition, 1770)p. 201
Speech on American Taxation (1774: third edition, 1775)p. 277
Speech on Conciliation with the Colonies (1775: third edition, 1775)p. 335
Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol on the Affairs of America (1777: third edition, 1777)p. 399
Notesp. 443
Biographicap. 463
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ISBN: 9780140436259
ISBN-10: 0140436251
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 8th February 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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