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Unformatted text preview: Aesthetics. Wednesday Edmund Burke Member of Parliament British empire Revolution American independence Opposed to French revolution Bloody & violent revolution is bad. Change has to come from within Philosophical inquiry into origin & ideals of the beautiful Where do we get our ideas of beauty/sublime How are we interested in what we are interested in What are the sources of the sublime? Novelty- Curiosity (like a toddler) 1 st & simplest emotion of the human mind Pains & pleasures are simple ideas opposite in nature Removal of pain is not a pleasure delight Indifferences neither pain nor pleasure Pleasure ends indifference abruptly ended- disappointment grief not going to get it back Pain- ends- privation delight- not a positive pleasure (relative pleasure) Most pains and pleasures divided 2 groups: pains for self preservation Pleasure society Pains are our most powerful passion (Evolutionary account: pains will motivate us to look after...
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