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Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Bonnie Mann

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In the 1980s, this book contends, an uncritical affirmation of anti-essentialism turned this important feminist critique into a disciplinary dogmatism that constrained and homogenized feminist ... More


Conclusion

Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that a feminist account of the sublime is important today because the dominant framework for encountering the sublime is one that leads ... More


The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art

Paul Crowther

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239314
eISBN:
9780191597275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239319.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Kant's theory of the sublime has become one of the most keenly studied elements in both his own aesthetics and aesthetic theory in general. This book offers a sustained analysis of Kant's theory of ... More


 The Natural Sublime

Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter describes one type of sublime experience that often tears open the sealed worlds that tend to mark our contemporary life, called the “the natural sublime”. Natural sublime shows us that ... More


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


Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Paul Crowther

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Considerable controversy has raged around the question of postmodern culture and its products. This book attempts to overcome some of the antagonistic viewpoints involved by developing themes from ... More


 The Postmodern Sublime

Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the notion of the postmodern sublime. It considers Lyotard's late work to illustrate what is disturbing and what might be important in feminist appropriations of the sublime. ... More


 The Stakes of Feminism and the Feminist Postmodern

Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Judith Butler's early work in order to clarify some central stakes (or mis-takes) of feminist postmodernism. It begins by acknowledging and responding to her insistence that ... More


 Interlude: Postmodern Goods: Sublime Experience in Feminist Celebrations of Pornography

Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter focuses on feminist notions of pornography. It argues that feminist celebrations of pornography make no effort to dismantle the Euro-masculinist projects of mastery, nor to dismantle the ... More


 The Liberatory Sublime

Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime: Feminism, Postmodernism, Environment

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195187458
eISBN:
9780199786565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187458.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter describes one type of sublime experience that often tears open the sealed worlds that tend to mark our contemporary life, called “the liberatory sublime.” The liberatory sublime is the ... More


 Through a Self Darkly: Projects of Regenerating Agency

David Kyuman Kim

in Melancholic Freedom: Agency and the Spirit of Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195319828
eISBN:
9780199785667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319828.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on so-called projects of regenerating agency in late modernity and postmodernity. It begins by recapping Taylor's diagnosis of the problem of agency in modernity: a diagnosis ... 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 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


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


Schiller as Philosopher: A Re-Examination

Frederick Beiser

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282821
eISBN:
9780191603068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019928282X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is an attempt to rehabilitate Schiller as a philosopher. It defends his philosophy against his Marxist, post-modernist and Kantian critics. Some chapters are exegetical, others thematic. ... More


Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair in Aesthetics

Carolyn Korsmeyer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199756940
eISBN:
9780199895212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756940.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Disgust is among the strongest of aversions, characterized by involuntary physical recoil and even nausea. Yet paradoxically, disgusting objects can sometimes exert a grisly allure, and this emotion ... More


Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation

Lecia Rosenthal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233977
eISBN:
9780823241200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233977.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book examines the writing of catastrophe, mass death, and collective loss in 20th-century literature and criticism. With particular focus on texts by Virginia Woolf, Walter Benjamin, and W.G. ... 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 Failure of Empiricism and The Failure of Empiricism and How the Agents Addressed It

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes how agents' experiences on the ground in the Middle East strengthened their antiempirical disposition. In particular, their orientalist vision cast the region as a land of ... More


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