By Edmund Burke
An eloquent and occasionally even erotic ebook, the Philosophical Enquiry used to be lengthy pushed aside as a bit of mere juvenilia. although, Burke's research of the connection among emotion, attractiveness, and paintings shape is now well-known as not just an incredible and influential paintings of aesthetic idea, but in addition one of many first significant works in eu literature at the elegant, an issue that has involved thinkers from Kant and Coleridge to the philosophers and critics of this present day. "I'm gratified you are. conserving Burke's textual content at the elegant to be had in a cheap variation. thank you back for protecting it e. learn more... Acknowledgements; creation; notice at the textual content; choose Bibliography; A Chronology of Edmund Burke; BURKE'S Enquiry; THE PREFACE TO the 1st variation; THE PREFACE TO the second one variation; creation. On flavor; THE CONTENTS; Explanatory Notes
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So far then as Taste belongs to the imagination, its principle is the same in all men; there is no difference in the manner of their being affected, nor in the causes of the affection; but in 20 INTRODUCTION ON TASTE the degree there is a difference, which arises from two causes principally; either from a greater degree of natural sensibility, or from a closer and longer attention to the object. To illustrate this by the procedure of the senses in which the same difference is found, let us suppose a very smooth marble table to be set before two men; they both perceive it to be smooth, and they are both pleased with it, because of this quality.
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. Succession and Uniformity SECTION X. Magnitude in Building SECTION XI. Infinity in pleasing Objects SECTION XII. Difficulty SECTION XIII.
Summer, when the earth is clad in green, when the heavens are serene and bright, is more agreeable than winter, when every thing makes a different appearance. I never remember that any thing beautiful, whether a man, a beast, a bird, or a plant, was ever shewn, though it were to an hundred people, that they did not 'all immediately agree that it was beautiful, though some might have thought that it fell short of their expectation, or that other things were still finer. I believe no man thinks a goose to be more beautiful than a swan, or imagines that what they call a Friezland hen excels a peacock.