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The sublime in modern philosophy : aesthetics, ethics and nature / Emily Brady, University of Edinburgh.

Brady, Emily. (Author).
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Subject: Sublime, The.
Aesthetics.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781461936558
  • ISBN: 1461936551
  • ISBN: 9781139018098
  • ISBN: 1139018094
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 227 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Part I. The historical sublime. The eighteenth-century sublime ; The Kantian sublime I : Pre-critical and critical work ; The Kantian sublime II : Nature and morality ; The Romantic sublime -- Part II. The contemporary sublime. Art and the Sublime ; Tragedy and the sublime ; The sublime, terrible beauty, and ugliness ; The environmental sublime.
Summary: In The Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature, Emily Brady takes a fresh look at the sublime and shows why it endures as a meaningful concept in contemporary philosophy. In a reassessment of historical approaches, the first part of the book identifies the scope and value of the sublime in eighteenth-century philosophy (with a focus on Kant), nineteenth-century philosophy and Romanticism, and early wilderness aesthetics. The second part examines the sublime's contemporary significance through its relationship to the arts; its position with respect to other aesthetic categories involving mixed or negative emotions, such as tragedy; and its place in environmental aesthetics and ethics. Far from being an outmoded concept, Brady argues that the sublime is a distinctive aesthetic category which reveals an important, if sometimes challenging, aesthetic-moral relationship with the natural world.
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