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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: 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 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


Kant's Aesthetics of Nature

Malcolm Budd

in The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Outlines Immanuel Kant's conception of an aesthetic judgement and his classification of aesthetic judgements, and then expounds and examines Kant's various claims about aesthetic judgements of ... 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


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


Monsters, Marvels, and Transport in Les Travailleurs de la mer

Kathryn M. Grossman

in The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642953
eISBN:
9780191739231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642953.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 examines the political and poetic universe of Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866) in the light of La Légende des siècles and William Shakespeare as well as Shakespeare’s The Tempest. ... More


The Fate of Beauty

John Brenkman

in Mood and Trope: The Rhetoric and Poetics of Affect

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226673127
eISBN:
9780226673431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673431.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The beautiful is linked to modernity and enlightenment because of its dependence on the emergent public sphere, the sublime because of the disenchantment of nature. Storms cease to manifest divine ... More


Sublimity, Art, and Beyond

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239314
eISBN:
9780191597275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239319.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Applies the reconstructed version of Kant's theory in a context that he does not, officially, consider an appropriate place for the sublime—namely, in the experience of art. It is shown that, by ... More


The Existential Sublime: From Burke's Aesthetics to the Socio‐Political

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:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Offers an initial detailed exposition of Burke's influential theory of the sublime. Argues that Burke identifies what might be called an existential sublime. His theory is then upgraded and applied ... 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


Introduction

Kathryn M. Grossman

in The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642953
eISBN:
9780191739231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642953.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The introduction highlights the lack of closure and futuristic bent of Hugo’s later novels; the intertwining of poetics and politics in the exiled writer’s prolific literary production; the evolution ... More


The Background to Kant's Mature Theory of the Sublime

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239314
eISBN:
9780191597275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239319.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Introduces major theories of the sublime preceding Kant's. These feature Longinus, Dennis, Addison, and Burke. Kant's pre‐critical theory of the sublime is outlined.


‘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


Bewildering: Paul de Man, Poetry, Politics

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

No writer in the 20th century was more responsive to the possibilities and pitfalls of irony than Paul de Man. Although the term “irony” is not deployed in sustained manner in his last writings, it ... More


Literature and the Use of ‘Lives’: A Prehistory

Ann Jefferson

in Biography and the Question of Literature in France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199270842
eISBN:
9780191710292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270842.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sketches the prehistory of biography in the ‘lives’ of great men, stressing the role of exemplarity in these texts. The emergence in the 16th and 17th centuries of ‘lives’ of writers in ... More


The Kantian Sublime, the Postmodern, and the Avant‐Garde

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:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Considers Lyotard's influential theory of the sublime. Explores the important links that he makes between the Kantian sublime, modernism, the postmodern, and the avant‐garde. Highlights problems in ... 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


The Ineffable Effect

Larry F. Norman

in The Shock of the Ancient: Literature and History in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226591483
eISBN:
9780226591506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591506.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The key to the Ancients' defiant response to the new rationalist aesthetics is to be found in Boileau's translation of the then largely neglected Greek treatise, On the Sublime. The translation, ... 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


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