A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful Summary
A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful is philosopher Edmund Burke's short examination of human passions - what they are, and what excites them. Specifically, Burke focuses his study on two elusive concepts, the Sublime and the Beautiful.
Taste is first examined by Burke, defined as the faculty that makes judgments upon art and "works of imagination." Taste is determined by the Senses, the Imagination, and by own's own Reasoning or Judgment, working in concert. Taste is universal and Man only differs in it by degree mostly.
Next to be examined are pain and pleasure. These, along with the lack of either, indifference, are the basic states of being. They are both substantive, "positive" passions and are not simply defined as the lack of the other. Important are passions directed towards self-preservation, of which pain and its ally danger are the...
(read more from the Study Guide)
The A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful Study Pack contains about 36 pages of study material in 5 products, including:
A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful Study Guide
Edmund Burke Biographies (4)
1,837 words, approx. 7 pages
The British statesman Edmund Burke (1729-1797) was a noted political theorist and philosophical writer. He was born in Ireland, spent most of his active life in English politics, and died the politica...
17,460 words, approx. 59 pages
Ordinarily one approaches the writings of practicing politicians without anticipating any benefit other than that of becoming informed--that is, unless they are the writings of Edmund Burke. Burke is ...
4,622 words, approx. 16 pages
Eighteenth-century man of letters, politician, and member of Parliament (MP), Edmund Burke is usually regarded as the father of modern political conservatism and an advocate for what has become party ...
1,112 words, approx. 4 pages
When in 1765 at the age of 36, he began his long career as a member of the British Parliament, Edmund Burke was already widely known for his intellectual ability as editor of the highly acclaimed jour...
All teaching products sold separately.
A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful Lesson Plans contain 172 pages of teaching material, including: