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f i v e The Universal Natural History The Purposiveness of Nature

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s second book, Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens (1755). Section 1 describes the context of the book and Kant’s critique of static and anthropocentric ... More


t e n The Reductio and Collapse of the Precritical Project

Martin Schöneld

in The Philosophy of the Young Kant: The Precritical Project

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195132182
eISBN:
9780199786336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195132181.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores Kant’s crisis in the early 1760s and its result, Dreams of a Spirit-Seer (1766). Section 1 discusses Kant’s development after the Prize Essay: the essay on Beautiful and Sublime ... More


Conclusion: The Sublime as Crisis

James Williams

in The Egalitarian Sublime: A Process Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439114
eISBN:
9781474476942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding chapter reflects on the idea of the sublime as crisis. It rejects the idea of the sublime as a pure experience and instead insists that the sublime is always constructed. This ... More


The Kantian Sublime Revisited

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter rectifies shortcomings in the author's previous sustained treatment of this subject in his book The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art. The structure of Kant's account of the ... More


The Romantic Period: Montgomery, Heber, Keble

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Discusses Hymn writing and the sublime and the influence of Coleridge. Also talks about James Montgomery, Reginald Heber, John Keble and also reviews Keble and sacred poetry: The Christian Year.


The Egalitarian Sublime: A Process Philosophy

James Williams

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439114
eISBN:
9781474476942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The book answers the question: Can the sublime be egalitarian? It gives critical studies of the main historical theories of the sublime, from Longinus, Burke, Kant, Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, as ... More


The Sublime, Today?

Glenn W. Most

in Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794959
eISBN:
9780199949694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794959.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, European History: BCE to 500CE

In his contribution, “The Sublime, Today?” Glenn Most studies what he calls the “Lucretian sublime,” a concept he contrasts with the more familiar ancient notion of the “Longinian sublime.” As Most ... More


The challenge of the sublime: From Burke's Philosophical Enquiry to British Romantic art

Hélène Ibata

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526117397
eISBN:
9781526136114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117397.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The challenge of the sublime argues that the unprecedented visual inventiveness of the Romantic period in Britain could be seen as a response to theories of the sublime, more specifically to Edmund ... More


Nietzsche Against the Egalitarian Sublime

James Williams

in The Egalitarian Sublime: A Process Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439114
eISBN:
9781474476942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter responds to the challenge presented by Nietzsche against the egalitarian sublime. The approach is through the effects of definitions of the sublime, with reference to Burke. The chapter ... More


Sublime Art: Towards an Aesthetics of the Future

Stephen Zepke

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748669998
eISBN:
9781474438636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669998.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The book analyses recent philosophical discussions of Kant’s theory of the sublime, and the artistic examples these give or provoke, in order to construct a diagram of sublime contemporary art. This ... More


The Chthonic Sublime

Patrick R. Crowley

in The Phantom Image: Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226648293
eISBN:
9780226648323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648323.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines the Underworld in relation to ancient notions of perspective and the sublime. It demonstrates how ancient attempts to conceptualize, depict, and even construct the spaces of the ... More


Moral Insight and Aesthetic Experience: Kant's Theory of the Sublime

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Analyses and applies Kant's theory of the sublime. Offers the approach as an alternative to revisions of Kant (such as that by Thomas Weiskel) that are based on structural linguistics or ... More


Divining Nature: Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France

Tili Boon Cuillé

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613362
eISBN:
9781503614178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

The Enlightenment remains widely associated with the rise of scientific progress and the loss of religious faith, a dual tendency that is thought to have contributed to the disenchantment of the ... More


Introduction

James Williams

in The Egalitarian Sublime: A Process Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439114
eISBN:
9781474476942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Introduction to the idea of the egalitarian sublime. First definition of the anarchist sublime. Explanation of the problem of rankings and differences in values following from definitions of the ... More


The Return to the Sublime

James Williams

in The Egalitarian Sublime: A Process Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474439114
eISBN:
9781474476942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter studies the return to the sublime in recent philosophy and culture. It analyses and rejects the technological sublime defended by David Nye and the environmental sublime put forward by ... More


A Very Distant and Peaceful Star

Elizabeth A. Kessler

in Picturing the Cosmos: Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679560
eISBN:
9781452947914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679560.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Photography

As way of closing, I would like to consider a short story by the writer and chemist Primo Levi. “A Tranquil Star” is, as its author suggests, “a fable that awakens echoes, and in which each of us can ... More


Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Miles Orvell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Empire of Ruins explores the meaning of ruins in American culture, from the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century, arguing that photographs have been the chief means by which the ... More


Feeling for the Future: The Ends of Sympathy

in Anonymous Life: Romanticism and Dispossession

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758406
eISBN:
9780804779685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758406.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter first traces the terminological complexity of sympathy as it appears in several texts that helped establish its currency in eighteenth-century moral and aesthetic theory: David Hume's ... More


Landscaping Nature’s Otherness in Pre-1960s Terraforming and Proto-Gaian Stories

Chris Pak

in Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter brings to bear environmental philosopher Keekok Lee’s three fundamental environmental theses (the Asymmetry, Autonomy and No-Teleology Theses) to consider how science fiction constructs ... More


Science and Religion

Douglas Morrey

in Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318610
eISBN:
9781846318047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Houellebecq's conception of life will be considered with reference to his little-discussed first-published work, a study of the American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, as well as in relation to his ... More


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