A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

English language

Published Nov. 19, 1998

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9780192835802

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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful is a 1757 treatise on aesthetics written by Edmund Burke. It was the first complete philosophical exposition for separating the beautiful and the sublime into their own respective rational categories. It attracted the attention of prominent thinkers such as Denis Diderot and Immanuel Kant.

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