By Edmund Burke
An eloquent and occasionally even erotic publication, the Philosophical Enquiry was once lengthy brushed off as a section of mere juvenilia. even though, Burke's research of the connection among emotion, attractiveness, and artwork shape is now well-known as not just an enormous and influential paintings of aesthetic conception, but additionally one of many first significant works in eu literature at the chic, a subject matter that has interested thinkers from Kant and Coleridge to the philosophers and critics of this day. "I'm gratified you are. retaining Burke's textual content at the elegant on hand in a cheap version. thank you back for protecting it e. learn more... Acknowledgements; advent; be aware at the textual content; choose Bibliography; A Chronology of Edmund Burke; BURKE'S Enquiry; THE PREFACE TO the 1st version; THE PREFACE TO the second one version; creation. On style; THE CONTENTS; Explanatory Notes
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All men are agreed to call vinegar sour, honey sweet, and aloes bitter; and as they are all agreed in finding these qualities in those objects, they do not in the least differ concerning their effects with regard to pleasure and pain. They all concur in calling sweetness pleasant, and sourness and bitterness unpleasant. Here there is no diversity in their sentiments; and that there is not appears fully from the consent of all men in the metaphors which are taken from the sense of Taste. A sour temper, bitter expressions, bitter curses, a bitter fate, are terms well and strongly understood by all.
Intermitting SECTION XX. The cries of Animals SECTION XXI. Smell and Taste. Bitters and Stenches SECTION XXII. Feeling. Pain 53 53 54 55 56 59 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 71 73 74 75 75 76 76 77 78 79 PART III SECTION I. Of Beauty SECTION II. Proportion not the cause of Beauty in Vegetables SECTION III. Proportion not the cause of Beauty in Animals SECTION IV. Proportion not the cause of Beauty in the human species SECTION V. Proportion further considered SECTION VI. Fitness not the cause of Beauty SECTION VII.
How Words influence the Passions 10 149 149 151 152 153 157 158 INTRODUCTION ON TASTE" N a superficial view, we may seem to differ very widely Ofrom each other in our reasonings, and no less in our pleasures: but notwithstanding this difference, which I think to be rather apparent than real, it is probable that the standard both of reason and Taste is the same in all human creatures. For if there were not some principles of judgment as well as of sentiment common to all mankind, no hold could possibly be taken either on their reason or their passions, sufficient to maintain the ordinary correspondence of life.
A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful by Edmund Burke