A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, 1759

Menston, Scolar P. (1759)
This eloquent 1757 treatise examines how interactions with the physical world affect formulation of ideals related to beauty and art. Tremendously influential on the development of aesthetic theory, this formative dissertation was among the first explorations of the concept of the sublime and remains a thought-provoking study for modern readers
Keywords Aesthetics Early works to 1800  Sublime, The
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 1970
Buy the book $24.71 used   $2432.64 new    Amazon page
Call number BH181.B8 1970
ISBN(s) 0854172114   9780486461663
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 36,528
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Resolving the Nebulae: The Science and Art of Representing M51.Elizabeth A. Kessler - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (2):477-491.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles


Added to PP index

Total downloads
1 ( #1,090,027 of 2,302,347 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #430,168 of 2,302,347 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes

Sign in to use this feature