A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Sublime and Beautiful

Author: Edmund Burke,David Womersley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140436251

Category: Philosophy

Page: 472

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Edmund Burke was one of the foremost philosophers of the eighteenth century and wrote widely on aesthetics, politics and society. In this landmark work, he propounds his theory that the sublime and the beautiful should be regarded as distinct and wholly separate states – the first, an experience inspired by fear and awe, the second an expression of pleasure and serenity. Eloquent and profound, A Philosophical Enquiry is an involving account of our sensory, imaginative and judgmental processes and their relation to artistic appreciation. Burke’s work was hugely influential on his contemporaries and also admired by later writers such as Matthew Arnold and William Wordsworth. This volume also contains several of his early political works on subjects including natural society, government and the American colonies, which illustrate his liberal, humane views.
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A History of Modern Aesthetics

Author: Paul Guyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781107643222

Category: Philosophy

Page: 3

View: 1936

"A History of Modern Aesthetics narrates the history of philosophical aesthetics from the beginning of the eighteenth century through the twentieth century"--
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A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Sublime and Beautiful

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135246203

Category: Art

Page: 328

View: 5805

Edited with an introduction and notes by James T. Boulton. 'One of the greatest essays ever written on art.'– The Guardian Edmund Burke’s A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful is one of the most important works of aesthetics ever published. Whilst many writers have taken up their pen to write of "the beautiful", Burke’s subject here was the quality he uniquely distinguished as "the sublime"—an all-consuming force beyond beauty that compelled terror as much as rapture in all who beheld it. It was an analysis that would go on to inspire some of the leading thinkers of the age, including Immanuel Kant and Denis Diderot. The Routledge Classics edition presents the authoritative text of the first critical edition of Burke’s essay ever published, including a substantial critical and historical commentary. Edmund Burke (1729–1797). A politician, philosopher and orator, Burke lived during a turbulent time in world history, which saw revolutions in America and France that inspired his most famous work, Reflections on the Revolution in France.
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A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645982

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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'Pain and pleasure are simple ideas, incapable of definition.' In 1757 the 27-year-old Edmund Burke argued that our aesthetic responses are experienced as pure emotional arousal, unencumbered by intellectual considerations. In so doing he overturned the Platonic tradition in aesthetics that had prevailed from antiquity until the eighteenth century, and replaced metaphysics with psychology and even physiology as the basis for the subject. Burke's theory of beauty encompasses the female form, nature, art, and poetry, and he analyses our delight in sublime effects that thrill and excite us. His revolution in method continues to have repercussions in the aesthetic theories of today, and his revolution in sensibility has paved the way for literary and artistic movements from the Gothic novel through Romanticism, twentieth-century painting, and beyond. In this new edition Paul Guyer conducts the reader through Burke's Enquiry, focusing on its place in the history of aesthetics and highlighting its innovations, as well as its influence on many subsequent authors from Kant and Schiller to Ruskin and Nietzsche. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Edmund Burke: On Tast - On the Sublime and Beautiful - Reflections on the French Revolution - A Letter to a Noble Lord

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Burke Press

ISBN: 1443730718

Category: History

Page: 452

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THE HARVARD CLASSICS. EDMUND BURKE: ON TAST- ON THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL- REFLECTIONS ON THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. Contents include: PREFACE . 7 ON TASTE INTRODUCTORY DISCOURSE . . . n THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL PART I SECT-ION L NOVELTY . ., 29 SECT. II PAIN AND PLEASURE 30 SECT. III. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE REMOVAL OF PAIN, AND POSITIVE PLEASURE 31 SECT. IV. OF DELIGHT AND PLEASURE AS OPPOSED TO EACH OTHER 33 SECT. V, JOY AND GRIEF 34 SECT. VI OF THE PASSIONS WHICH BELONG TO SELF PRESERVATION 35 SECT. VII OF THE SUBLIME 36 SECT. VIII OF THE PASSIONS WHICH BELONG TO SOCIETY 37 SECT. IX. THE FINAL CAUSE OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PASSIONS BELONGING TO SELF PRESERVATION, AND THOSE WHICH REGARD THE SOCIETY OF THE SEXES 38 SECT. X. OF BEAUTY 38 SECT. XL SOCIETY AND SOLITUDE 40 SECT. XIL SYMPATHY, IMITATION, AND AMBITION. . 40 SECT. XIII. SYMPATHY 40 SECT. XIV. THE EFFECTS OF SYMPATHY IN THE DIS TRESSES OF OTHERS 41 SECT. XV OF THE EFFECTS OF TRAGEDY 43 HC 1 A VOL, xxiv 6109558 s PAGE SECT. V. PROPORTION FURTHER CONSIDERED ...... 87 SECT. VI. FITNESS NOT THE CAUSE OF BEAUTY . . . 8g SECT. VII. THE REAL EFFECTS OF FITNESS 91 SECT. VIIL THE RECAPITULATION ...*.... 93 SECT. IX. PERFECTION NOT THE CAUSE OF BEAUTY . . 93 SECT. X. How FAR THE IDEA OF BEAUTY MAY BE AP PLIED TO THE QUALITIES OF THE MIND 94 SECT. XL How FAR THE IDEA OF BEAUTY MAY BE AP PLIED TO VIRTUE 95 SECT. XII. THE REAL CAUSE OF BEAUTY 96 SECT. XIII. BEAUTIFUL OBJECTS SMALL ...... 96 SECT. XIV. SMOOTHNESS 97 SECT. XV. GRADUAL VARIATION 98 SECT. XVI. DELICACY 99 SECT. XVII BEAUTY IN COLOUR . . 100 SECT. XVIII. RECAPITULATION 100 SECT. XIX. TEE PHYSIOGNOMY 101 SECT. XX. THE EYE 101 SECT. XXL UGLINESS 102 SECT. XXII GRACE 102 SECT. XXIII. ELEGANCE AND SPECIOUSNESS .... 102 SECT. XXIV. THE BEAUTIFUL IN FEELING . . . * . 103 SECT. XXV. THE BEAUTIFUL IN SOUNDS 104 SECT. XXVI. TASTE AND SMELL 106 SECT. XXVIL THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL COM PARED . ., 106 PART IV. SECTION I. OF THE EFFICIENT CAUSE OF THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL 108 SECT. II. ASSOCIATION 109 SECT. III. CAUSE OF PAIN AND FEAR no SECT. IV CONTINUED m SECT. V. How THE SUBLIME is PRODUCED 112 SECT. VL How PAIN CAN BE A CAUSE OF DELIGHT . 113 SECT. VIL EXERCISE NECESSARY FOR THE FINER OR GANS * * JI 4 SECT. VIIL WHY THINGS NOT DANGEROUS PRODUCE A PASSION LIKE TERROR 114 4 CONTENTS PAGE SECT, IX, WHY VISUAL OBJECTS OF GREAT DIMEN SIONS ARE SUBLIME 115 SECT. X. UNITY, WHY REQUISITE TO VASTNESS . . .116 SECT. XL THE ARTIFICIAL INFINITE 117 SECT. XII. THE VIBRATIONS MUST BE SIMILAR . . .118 SECT. XIII. THE EFFECTS OF SUCCESSION IN VISUAL OBJECTS EXPLAINED n8 SECT. XIV. LOCKE'S OPINION CONCERNING DARKNESS CONSIDERED 120 SECT. XV. DARKNESS TERRIBLE IN ITS OWN NATURE . 121 SECT. XVI WHY DARKNESS is TERRIBLE 122 SECT. XVII THE EFFECTS OF BLACKNESS 123 SECT. XVIIL THE EFFECTS OF BLACKNESS MODERATED 125 SECT. XIX. THE PHYSICAL CAUSE OF LOVE .... 125 SECT. XX. WHY SMOOTHNESS is BEAUTIFUL .... 127 SECT. XXL SWEETNESS, ITS NATURE 127 SECT. XXII. SWEETNESS RELAXING 129 SECT. XXIIL VARIATION, WHY BEAUTIFUL .... 130 SECT. XXIV. CONCERNING SMALLNESS 131 SECT. XXV. OF COLOUR 134 PART V. SECTION L OF WORDS 136 SECT. II. THE COMMON EFFECTS OF POETRY, Nor BY RAISING IDEAS OF THINGS 136 SECT. III. GENERAL WORDS BEFORE IDEAS 138 SECT. IV. THE EFFECT OF WORDS 139 SECT. V. EXAMPLES THAT WORDS MAY AFFECT WITH OUT RAISING IMAGES 140 SECT. VL POETRY NOT STRICTLY AN IMITATIVE ART . . 144 SECT. VII. How WORDS INFLUENCE THE PASSIONS . . 145 REFLECTIONS ON THE REVOLUTION IN FRANCE 151 A LETTER FROM THE RIGHT HON. EDMUND BURKE TO A NOBLE LORD 401. GENERAL INTRODUCTION: EDMUND BURKE was born in Dublin In January, 1729, the son of an attorney. His father was Protestant, his mother Catholic; and though the son followed his father's religion, he was alway
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The Sublime

Author: Philip Shaw

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317508874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Related to ideas of the great, the awe-inspiring and the overpowering, the sublime has been debated for centuries amongst writers, artists, philosophers and theorists and has become a complex yet crucial concept in many disciplines. In this thoroughly updated edition, Philip Shaw looks at: Early modern and post-Romantic conceptions of the sublime in two brand new chapters The legacy of the earliest classical theories, through those of the long eighteenth century to modernist, postmodernist and avant-garde conceptions of the sublime Critical Introductions to major theorists of the sublime such as Longinus, Burke, Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Derrida, Lyotard, Lacan and Žižek The significance of the concept through a range of literary readings, including the Old and New Testaments, Homer, Milton and writing from the Romantic period to the present day How the concept of the sublime has affected other art forms such as painting and film, from abstract expressionism to David Lynch’s neo-noir The influence of the sublime on recent debates in the fields of politics, theology and psychoanalysis. Offering historical overviews and explanations, this remarkably clear study is essential reading for students of literature, critical and cultural theory.
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The Sublime

From Antiquity to the Present

Author: Timothy M. Costelloe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521143675

Category: History

Page: 304

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This volume offers readers a unique and comprehensive overview of different theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives on 'the sublime'.
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The Portable Edmund Burke

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101127406

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

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The intellectual wellspring of modern political conservatism, Edmund Burke is also considered a significant figure in aesthetic theory and cultural studies. As a member of the House of Commons during the late eighteenth century, Burke shook Parliament with his powerful defense of the American Revolution and the rights of persecuted Catholics in England and Ireland; his indictment of the English rape of the Indian subcontinent; and, most famously, his denouncement of English Jacobin sympathizers during the French Revolution. The Portable Edmund Burke is the fullest one- volume survey of Burke's thought, with sections devoted to his writings on history and culture, politics and society, the American Revolution, Ireland, colonialism and India, and the French Revolution. This volume also includes excerpts from his letters and an informative Introduction surveying Burke's life, ideas, and his reception and influence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture

Volume III: The Millenarian Turn: Millenarian Contexts of Science, Politics and Everyday Anglo-American Life in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Author: J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940172282X

Category: History

Page: 198

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The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. The cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' 18th century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm' has been less well examined. This volume endeavors to revise this `official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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On Great Writing (On the Sublime)

Author: Longinus,G. M. A. Grube

Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780872200814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 66

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Celebrated for its own clarity and sublime style, this classic work of literary theory draws on the writings of Demosthenes, Plato, Sappho, Thucydides, Euripides, and Aeschylus, among others, to examine and delineate the essentials of a noble style. The complete translation, from the Greek of A. O. Prickard's Oxford text, features an introduction by Grube, establishing the historical and critical context of the work, and a biographical index.
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The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Author: Madeleine Callaghan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191655120

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 733

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The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley takes stock of developments in the study of a major Romantic poet and prose writer, and seeks to advance Shelley studies in new directions. It consists of forty-two chapters written by an international cast of established and emerging scholar-critics. This Handbook is divided into five thematic sections: Biography and Relationships; Prose; Poetry; Cultures, Traditions, Influences, and Afterlives. The first section reappraises Shelley's life and relationships, including those with his publishers through whom he sought to reach an audience for the 'Ashes and sparks' of his thought, and with women, creative collaborators as well as muse-figures. The second section gives his under-investigated prose works detailed attention, bringing multiple perspectives to bear on his conceptual positions, and demonstrating the range of his achievement in prose works from novels to political and poetic treatises. The third section explores Shelley's creativity and gift as a poet, emphasizing his capacity to excel in many different poetic genres. The fourth section looks at Shelley's response to past and present literary cultures, both English and international, and at his immersion in science, music, theatre, the visual arts, and travel. The fifth section concludes the volume by analyzing Shelley's literary and cultural afterlife, from his influence on Victorians and Moderns, to his status as the exemplary poet for Deconstruction. Packed with stimulating insights and readings. The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley brings out the relevance to Shelley's own work of his dictum that 'All high poetry is infinite'.
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Costume in Performance

Materiality, Culture, and the Body

Author: Donatella Barbieri

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147423688X

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 3898

This beautifully illustrated book conveys the centrality of costume to live performance. Finding associations between contemporary practices and historical manifestations, costume is explored in six thematic chapters, examining the transformative ritual of costuming; choruses as reflective of society; the grotesque, transgressive costume; the female sublime as emancipation; costume as sculptural art in motion; and the here-and-now as history. Viewing the material costume as a crucial aspect in the preparation, presentation and reception of live performance, the book brings together costumed performances through history. These range from ancient Greece to modern experimental productions, from medieval theatre to modernist dance, from the 'fashion plays' to contemporary Shakespeare, marking developments in both culture and performance. Revealing the relationship between dress, the body and human existence, and acknowledging a global as well as an Anglo and Eurocentric perspective, this book shows costume's ability to cross both geographical and disciplinary borders. Through it, we come to question the extent to which the material costume actually co-authors the performance itself, speaking of embodied histories, states of being and never-before imagined futures, which come to life in the temporary space of the performance. With a contribution by Melissa Trimingham, University of Kent, UK
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Musical Rhetoric

Foundations and Annotation Schemes

Author: Patrick Saint-Dizier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119035260

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Discourse analysis and rhetoric are very much developed in communication, linguistics, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. Besides theoretical investigations, discourse analysis is central in a number of application areas such as dialogue and negotiation, the semantic web, question answering or authoring systems. Music is also a natural language, more abstract and mathematical, which follows very strict construction principles. However, there is very limited and no recent literature on Music Discourse analysis using computational principles. This book aims at developing a central issue in musical discourse: modeling rhetoric and argumentation. It also contributes to the development of high-level multimedia annotation schemes for non-verbal communication.
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St. Leon

A Tale of the Sixteenth Century

Author: William Godwin

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115382

Category: Fiction

Page: 508

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Set in Europe during the Protestant Reformation and first published in 1799, St. Leon tells the story of an impoverished aristocrat who obtains the philosopher’s stone and the elixir of immortality. In this philosophical fable, endless riches and immortal life prove to be curses rather than gifts and transform St. Leon into an outcast. William Godwin’s second full-length novel explores the predicament of a would-be philanthropist whose attempts to benefit humanity are frustrated by superstition and ignorance. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and full annotation. The appendices include contemporary reviews of the novel; Godwin’s writings on immortality, the domestic affections, and alchemy; and selections from works influenced by St. Leon, most notably Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
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The Evils of Revolution

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963344

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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Written at a time when most of Europe supported the French Revolution, Edmund Burke’s prescient and, at the time, controversial denunciation of its mob rule predicted the Terror, began the modern conservative tradition and still serves as a warning to those who seek to reshape societies through violence. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
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Decorum of the Minuet, Delirium of the Waltz

A Study of Dance-music Relations in 3/4 Time

Author: Eric McKee

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025335692X

Category: Music

Page: 262

View: 7871

"Much music was written for the two most important dances of the 18th and 19th centuries, the minuet and the waltz. In Decorum of the Minuet, Delirium of the Waltz, Eric McKee argues that to better understand the musical structures and expressive meanings of this dance music, one must be aware of the social contexts and bodily rhythms of the social dances upon which it is based. McKee approaches dance music as a component of a multimedia art form that involves the interaction of physical motion, music, architecture, and dress. Moreover, the activity of attending a ball involves a dynamic network of modalities--sight, sound, bodily awareness, touch, and smell, which can be experienced from the perspectives of a dancer, a spectator, or a musician. McKee considers dance music within a larger system of signifiers and points-of-view that opens new avenues of interpretation"--[Publisher description]
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