- 聖徳学園岐阜教育大学紀要 (ISSN:09160175)
- vol.15, pp.1-13, 1988-03-31
Edmund Burke had earned some reputation as a man of letters, before committing himself to politics around 1765. This phase of his life has been eclipsed by the brilliance of his career as a politician, but some of that brilliance is consequence of his having practiced literature before his pursuit of politics. In this paper, I proposed to affirm the close relationship between Burke's aesthetics and his political thought through examination of Part V of A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757), which is generally regarded as the least political of all his works.