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


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."



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,923

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

  • Only published works are available at libraries.

Similar books and articles

A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Sublime and Beautiful.Edmund Burke - 1998 - New York: Routledge Classics. Edited by David Womersley.
Pre-Revolutionary writings.Edmund Burke - 1993 - New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press. Edited by Ian Harris.
Reflections with Edmund Burke.Edmund Burke - 1960 - New York,: Vantage Press. Edited by Timothy P. Sheehan.
The metaphysics of Edmund Burke.Joseph L. Pappin - 1993 - New York: Fordham University Press.
The portable Edmund Burke.Edmund Burke - 1999 - New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books. Edited by Isaac Kramnick.
Edmund Burke on government, politics, and society.Edmund Burke - 1975 - New York: International Publications Service. Edited by Brian W. Hill.
Burke's politics: a study in Whig orthodoxy.Frederick A. Dreyer - 1979 - Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
The philosophy of Edmund Burke.Edmund Burke - 1960 - Ann Arbor,: University of Michigan Press. Edited by Louis I. Bredvold & Ralph Ross.
Somaesthetics and Burke's sublime.Richard Shusterman - 2005 - British Journal of Aesthetics 45 (4):323-341.


Added to PP

30 (#548,845)

6 months
1 (#1,511,647)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

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.
Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres.Adam Smith - 1985 - Glasgow Edition of the Works o.
The Ideology of the Aesthetic.Terry Eagleton - 1991 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 49 (3):259-261.

View all 9 references / Add more references