A Philosophical Enquiry


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(4.5 stars; 5 reviews)

Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry is an important treatise in the history of philosophical aesthetics, putting forth a theory of two concepts of central, perennial importance to the field of aesthetics, namely, the beautiful and the sublime. Written before Burke turned 19, it is his only purely philosophical work. Despite being such an early work, Burke's Philosophical Enquiry was noted by such later philosophers as Diderot and Kant and has remained influential in the field of aesthetics since its publication in 1757. ( Eric Jonas) (6 hr 33 min)

Chapters

Preface 9:19 Read by ej
Introduction 46:01 Read by ej
Pt 1, Scn 01 - 10 29:58 Read by ej
Pt 1, Scns 11 - 19 29:48 Read by ej
Pt 2, Scns 01 - 05 35:35 Read by ej
Pt 2, Scns 06 - 22 40:03 Read by ej
Pt 3, Scns 01 - 08 47:00 Read by ej
Pt 3, Scns 09 - 27 40:37 Read by ej
Pt 4, Scns 01 - 13 36:24 Read by ej
Pt 4, Scns 14 - 25 43:15 Read by ej
Pt 5, Scns 01 - 07 35:49 Read by ej

Reviews

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(4 stars)

Great reading of the text! I think many will end up disagreeing with the thoughts presented in the text, but an interesting read all the same.