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By Edmund Burke

An eloquent and occasionally even erotic e-book, the Philosophical Enquiry was once lengthy brushed off as a bit of mere juvenilia. despite the fact that, Burke's research of the connection among emotion, good looks, and artwork shape is now famous as not just a big and influential paintings of aesthetic thought, but additionally one of many first significant works in eu literature at the elegant, a topic that has interested thinkers from Kant and Coleridge to the philosophers and critics of this day. "I'm gratified you are. protecting Burke's textual content at the elegant on hand in a cheap variation. thank you back for protecting it e. learn more... Acknowledgements; creation; word at the textual content; opt for Bibliography; A Chronology of Edmund Burke; BURKE'S Enquiry; THE PREFACE TO the 1st variation; THE PREFACE TO the second one variation; advent. On flavor; THE CONTENTS; Explanatory Notes

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Upon such persons, the most striking objects make but a faint and obscure impression. There are others so continually in the agitation of gross and merely sensual pleasures, or so occupied in the low drudgery of avarice, or so heated in the chace of honours and distinction, that their minds, which had been used continually to the storms of these violent and tempestuous passions, can hardly be put in motion by the delicate and refined play of the imagination. These men, though from a different cause, become as stupid and insensible as the former; but whenever either of these happen to be struck with any natural elegance or greatness, or with these qualities in any work of art, they are moved upon the same principle.

We are as far from conferring with such a person upon Tastes, as from reasoning concerning the relations of quantity with one who should deny that all the parts together were equal to the whole. We do not call a man of this kind wrong in his notions, but absolutely mad. Exceptions of this sort in either way, do not at all impeach our general rule, nor make us conclude that men have various principles concerning the relations of quantity, or the Taste of things. So that when it is 14 I N T R O D U C T I O N O N TASTE said, Taste cannot be disputed, it can only mean, that no one can strictly answer what pleasure or pain some particular man may find from the Taste of some particular thing.

The effects of Sympathy in the distresses of others SECTION XV. Of the effects of Tragedy SECTION XVI. Imitation SECTION XVII. Ambition SECTION XVIII. Recapitulation SECTION XIX. The Conclusion 7 Page 11 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 40 41 42 43 45 46 47 48 CONTENTS PART II SECTION I. Of the Passion caused by the Sublime SECTION II. Terror SECTION III. Obscurity SECTION IV. ] The same subject continued SECTION V. Power SECTION VI. Privation SECTION VII. Vastness SECTION VIII. Infinity SECTION IX.

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