A "Politic well-wrought veil" : Edmund Burke's politico- aesthetic

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The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate the aesthetic strategy of the political philosophy of Edmund Burke, by considering the relation between the "artificial infinite" of the Enquiry Into our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, and the "immemorial custom" of the Reflections on the Revolution in France. The argument addresses misreadings of Burke found in recent critical theories on the "aestheticism" of "bourgeois ideology."

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On the aesthetic education of man: in a series of letters.Friedrich Schiller - 1954 - New York: Oxford University Press. Edited by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson & L. A. Willoughby.
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