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Published: 01 March 2015

224 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199668717

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Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful

Second Edition

Edmund Burke
Edited by Paul Guyer

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition of one of the central works in the history of aesthetics, whose influence extends to literature and art and on philosophers from Kant and Nietzsche and beyond
  • Paul Guyer's expert introduction deftly guides the reader through Burke's arguments, explaining the classical tradition that he overturned and analysing the Enquiry's influence on philosophical thinking to the present day
  • Up-to-date bibliography guides the reader through the burgeoning literature on Burke's aesthetics
  • Thorough notes places Burke's work in the context of the aesthetic theories of his time