Kant on Sublimity  and Morality (Political Philosophy Now)

Kant on Sublimity and Morality (Political Philosophy Now)

By: Joshua Rayman (author)Hardback

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The sublime is the experience of what is great in power, size, or number. Historically, from ancient times to the present, this aesthetic experience has always been associated with morality, but in order to exclude evil, fascistic or terroristic uses of the sublime, we require a systematic justification of the claim that there are internal moral constraints on the sublime. The author argues that Immanuel Kant alone provides this account binding sublimity to moral ideas, the exhibition of freedom, the production of respect and violence toward inclinations.

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Dr Joshua Rayman is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida, specializing in Kant, 19th and 20th Century-Continental Philosophy, and Aesthetics.


Part I: Genealogy of the Kantian Sublime Chapter One: Longinus and the Origins of the Sublimity-Morality Connexion Chapter Two: Sublimity and Morality in Eighteenth-Century British Aesthetics Chapter Three: Kant's German Precursors Part II: Kant on Sublimity and Morality Chapter Four: The Moral Functions of Sublimity in the Kantian System Chapter Five: Replies to Objections to Sublimity's Moral Functions Part III: Sublimity and Morality in German Idealism and Recent Continental Philosophy Chapter Six: Post-Kantian Continental Work on Sublimity and Morality Section I: Sublimity and Morality in German Idealism Section II: Sublimity and Morality in Contemporary Continental Philosophy

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  • publication date: 01/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780708321256
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780708321256
  • weight: 458
  • ISBN10: 0708321259

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