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The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Malcolm Budd

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Consists of four self‐contained essays on the aesthetics of nature, which complement one another by exploring the subject from different points of view. The first is concerned with how the idea of ... 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 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


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


‘A stranger to consciousness …’ – Lyotard and the Sublime1

Stephen Zepke

in Sublime Art: Towards an Aesthetics of the Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748669998
eISBN:
9781474438636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669998.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Lyotard’s Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime is a book collecting his ‘unpolished’ (1994: ix) lecture notes on sections 23–29 of Kant’s Critique of Judgment. As such, they modestly present ... More


‘My whole structure of perception is in the process of exploding’ – Deleuze and Guattari and the Sublime1

Stephen Zepke

in Sublime Art: Towards an Aesthetics of the Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748669998
eISBN:
9781474438636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669998.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Deleuze’s reading of the sublime reveals both his closeness and distance from his colleague Lyotard. Both thinkers ground their ontology of sensation on the difference between the faculties of the ... More


Nihilism and the Sublime: The Crisis of Perception

Ashley Woodward

in Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697243
eISBN:
9781474418669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the subtle relations between the themes of nihilism and the sublime in Lyotard’s works. One of the puzzling shifts in Lyotard’s work is from the castigation of nihilism in his ... More


Introduction

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

in Discovering Gilgamesh: Geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780719090516
eISBN:
9781781706466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090516.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter introduces how time and history were fought over in the nineteenth century and how emerging discplines were either used or shaped themselves around the debates.


Jean-François Lyotard: The Roller Coaster of the Sublime

Boris Groys

in Under Suspicion: A Phenomenology of Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146180
eISBN:
9780231518499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146180.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Jean-François Lyotard's theory of the sublime. In his Critique of Judgment, Immanuel Kant defines the sublime as follows: “That is sublime which even to be able to think of ... More


Music Transcendent and Sublime: Herder’s “Von Musik” (1800)

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The translations in Song Loves the Masses close with Herder’s final large-scale essay on music, published in 1800 as a chapter in Kalligone, the culmination of his aesthetic work. With this late ... More


Still Deeper: The Non-Conscious Sublime or the Art and Science of Submergence

Barbara Maria Stafford

in Ribbon of Darkness: Inferencing from the Shadowy Arts and Sciences

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226630489
eISBN:
9780226630656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226630656.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Archaeology, before the birth of psychiatry, was the preeminent nineteenth-century science to embody both the act and the concept of delving. Strikingly, those two major interpreters of Western ... More


Aesthēsis and Technē: New Technologies and Lyotard’s Aesthetics

Ashley Woodward

in Lyotard and the Inhuman Condition: Reflections on Nihilism, Information and Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697243
eISBN:
9781474418669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697243.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Lyotard’s consideration of the way that technologies, and in particular information technologies, reconfigure the nature of aesthetic experience. When art uses communication ... More


Sonorous Desires: Sweet, Spirited, and Stirring Voices in The Sound of Music (1965) and Change of Habit (1969)

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 4 begins by proposing that the longstanding disagreement between the film critics who hated The Sound of Music and the large general audience who loved it stems from the film's volatile blend ... More


Postscript: ‘Art after experience’– Speculative Realism and the Sublime1

Stephen Zepke

in Sublime Art: Towards an Aesthetics of the Future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748669998
eISBN:
9781474438636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669998.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

It seems undeniable that in the last ten years or so continental philosophy has undergone a shift that could turn out to be epochal and that takes the name ‘Speculative Realism’. It would therefore ... More


Gothic Fiction and Queer Theory

George E. Haggerty

in The Gothic and Theory: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427777
eISBN:
9781474465083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427777.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The queerness of Gothic fiction is so deeply engrained that it offers a queer theory of its own. Indeed, the Gothic-ness of Queer Theory is so automatic that the latter often itself becomes a mode of ... More


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