The Science of Sensibility: Reading Burke's Philosophical Enquiry

The Science of Sensibility: Reading Burke's Philosophical Enquiry

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Attracting philosophers, politicians, artists as well as the educated reader, Edmund Burkea€™s Philosophical Enquiry, first published in 1757, was a milestone in western thinking. This edited volume will take the 250th anniversary of the Philosophical Enquiry as an occasion to reassess Burkea€™s prominence in the history of ideas. Situated on the threshold between early modern philosophy and the Enlightenment, Burkea€™s oeuvre combines reflections on aesthetics, politics and the sciences. This collection is the first book length work devoted primarily to Burkea€™s Philosophical Enquiry in both its historical context and for its contemporary relevance. It will establish the fact that the Enquiry is an important philosophical and literary work in its own right.As Paddy Bullard describes, a#39;Rather than read it as a textbook of aesthetics, or as a fully-fledged manual of rhetoric, I have ... Penn State University Press, 2004); Baldine Saint Girons, Fiat Lux: une philosophie du sublime (Paris: Quai Voltaire, 1993); idem., ... 4 (2000): 617a€“634; Richard Bourke, a€œLiberty, Authority, and Trust in Burkea#39;s Idea of Empire, a€ Journal of the History of Ideas 61, no. ... 3 (2007): 403 a€“432. the historiana#39;s method is not necessarily more legitimate than the xi Preface.

Title:The Science of Sensibility: Reading Burke's Philosophical Enquiry
Author: Koen Vermeir, Michael Funk Deckard
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-11-08

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