Pain, Labor, and the Sublime: Medical Gymnastics and Burke's Aesthetics

@inproceedings{Sarafianos2005PainLA,
  title={Pain, Labor, and the Sublime: Medical Gymnastics and Burke's Aesthetics},
  author={Aris Sarafianos},
  year={2005}
}
ABSTRACT This paper examines a key moment in the modern history of aesthetics, Edmund Burke9s Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757). In contrast to prevailing negative interpretations of Burke9s medical languages, this study will reinsert the genealogy of aesthetics into the body, fleshing out the bricolage , the rigor, and the far-reaching implications of the medical materialism that enabled this insertion——including the distinctly modern set of… CONTINUE READING