The Sublime

New York: Cambridge University Press (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This Element considers Kant's account of the sublime in the context of his predecessors both in the Anglophone and German rationalist traditions. Since Kant says with evident endorsement that 'we call sublime that which is absolutely great' and nothing in nature can in fact be absolutely great, Kant concludes that strictly speaking what is sublime can only be the human calling to perfect our rational capacity according to the standard of virtue that is thought through the moral law. The Element takes account of the difference between respect and admiration as the two main varieties of sublime feeling, and concludes by considering the role of Stoicism in Kant's account of the sublime, particularly through the channel of Seneca.

Similar books and articles

Awe or envy: Herder contra Kant on the sublime.Rachel Zuckert - 2003 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 61 (3):217–232.
Sublimity and Joy: Kant on the Aesthetic Constitution of Virtue.Melissa Merritt - 2017 - In Matthew Altman (ed.), The Palgrave Kant Handbook. London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 447-467.
The Digital Sublime: Lessons from Kelli Connell's Double Life. Huang - 2012 - Journal of Aesthetic Education 46 (4):70-79.
Finite Agents, Sublime Feelings: Response to Hanauer.Katerina Deligiorgi - 2016 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 74 (2):199-202.
Crowther and the Kantian Sublime in Art.C. E. Emmer - 2008 - In Valerio Rohden, Ricardo R. Terra & Guido A. de Almeida (eds.), Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants, Akten des X. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses. Walter de Gruyter.
Kant on Painting and the Representation of the Sublime.Gabriele Tomasi - 2005 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):545-567.
Sublimity and the Ends of Reason: Questions for Deligiorgi.Tom Hanauer - 2016 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 74 (2):195-199.
Sublime din'mico e pintura: Turner e Pollock.Jair Barboza - 2012 - [email protected] - An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 11 (2):105-128.

Analytics

Added to PP
2018-04-09

Downloads
225 (#55,898)

6 months
51 (#25,990)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Melissa M Merritt
University of New South Wales

Citations of this work

18th century German aesthetics.Paul Guyer - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Murdoch and Kant.Melissa Merritt - 2022 - In Mark Hopwood & Silvia Panizza (eds.), The Murdochian Mind. Abingdon: Routledge. pp. 253-265.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Virtue and Reason.John McDowell - 1979 - The Monist 62 (3):331-350.
Two kinds of respect.Stephen Darwall - 1977 - Ethics 88 (1):36-49.
Virtue and Reason.John McDowell - 1997 - In Roger Crisp & Michael Slote (eds.), Virtue Ethics. Oxford University Press.

View all 37 references / Add more references