Hume's moral sublime

British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (3):246-258 (1997)
Through examining the respective roles of "pride" and "sympathy" in Hume's natural sublime experience and through comparing that analysis with the roles played by those concepts in his discussion of "heroic virtue," I demonstrate both that there is an element of the moral in natural sublimity and that Hume evokes a conception of sublimity as sometimes _distinctly<D> moral. Moral sublime experience entails the _un<D>-comfortably _un-<D>Humean possibility of sublimity inhering in the uniquely human object which makes that experience "moral." I detail how this radical claim is so and demonstrate how Hume's moral sublime deepens the pre-Kantian strain in his aesthetics
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DOI 10.1093/bjaesthetics/37.3.246
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