Edmund Burke: A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (Prairie State Books)
This most comprehensive anthology provides an authoritative insight into Burke's political life and philosophy. Stanlis' introduction and headnotes to each selection clarify the historical context of each section, and include a brief analytical interpretation. He incorporates all of Burke's essential writings and speeches, from the decade before he entered politics until just before his death.
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The passions belonging to the preservation of the individual turn wholly on pain and danger: those which belong to generation have their origin in gratifications and pleasures; the pleasure most directly belonging to this purpose is of a lively charac... ...more