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The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art

Paul Crowther


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 the sublime as found throughout his critical philosophy but, of course, gives closest and most sustained attention to the Critique of Judgement's ‘Analytic of the Sublime’. More specifically, the book offers first an overview of Kant's general aesthetic theory and then a detailed analysis of the structure of argument in Kant's accounts of the mathematical and dynamical sublime, and the feeling of ‘r ... More

Keywords: aesthetic idea, aesthetic judgement, aesthetics, Critique of Judgement, Crowther, dynamical sublime, genius, Kant, mathematical sublime, philosophy of art, respect, the sublime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198239314
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198239319.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Crowther, author
University of St Andrews
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