A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful Topics for Discussion

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How is Beauty defined by Edmund Burke? What qualities are necessary in an object for it to be beautiful?

How is the Sublime defined by Edmund Burke? What qualities are necessary in an object for it to be sublime?

Burke contends that human passions are directed toward either self-preservation or towards society. Which specific passions fall into either category? Which is the stronger division of passions, and why?

How is it that a novice art critic, who marvels at a crudely done statue of the human figure, and a master art critic, who would haughtily dismiss the same piece, have the same Taste? If they have the same Taste, what accounts for the difference in their vastly different appraisals of the same piece?

How does Burke relate his inquiry, and scientific investigation in general, to the Creator? How does humanity's relationship with the Creator change as more...

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