The Kantian Sublime and the Revelation of Freedom

Cambridge University Press (2009)
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The Observations and the Remarks -- The Observations -- Forms of the sublime, and the grotesque -- Virtue -- The Remarks : history and background -- Four senses of freedom -- Enthusiasm : the passion of the sublime -- The judgment of the sublime -- Preliminary issues -- The mathematical and the dynamical sublime -- A third kind : the moral sublime -- Dependent and free sublimity -- The monstrous and the colossal -- Sublimity elicited by art -- Moral feeling and the sublime -- The moral feeling of respect -- Sublimity as presupposing freedom -- Sublimity as supporting morality -- Various senses of interest and disinterestedness -- Interest -- First-order and second-order interests -- Empirical and morally based interests -- Aesthetic enthusiasm -- Enthusiasm in the corpus -- Affect -- Enthusiasm as morally ambiguous -- Enthusiasm as an aesthetic feeling of sublimity -- "Without enthusiasm nothing great can be accomplished" -- Conclusion : Kantian enthusiasm and the revelation of freedom -- Eenthusiasm for the idea of a republic -- The charge against Kant -- Means and ends -- Freedom and the idea of a republic -- The consistency of Kant's position -- Sublimity's basis in freedom -- The transition to freedom.
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ISBN(s) 0521516684   9780521516686
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