The Metaphysical and the Critical: Moments of the Sublime

dc.contributor.advisorWils, J-P
dc.contributor.advisorCimino, A.
dc.contributor.authorGool, S. van
dc.description.abstractThe discussion on the sublime has centred around two apparently divergent notions of this feeling, describes by Christine Pries as the metaphysical and the critical sublime. The former is associated with a perception of overwhelming harmony, exemplified in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, whereas the latter relates to feeling of incomprehension which might raise an awareness of a critical dimension of thought, represented in Schönberg’s Survivor from Warsaw. Even though apparently divergent, these notions actually converge in the Kantian idea of negative presentation. As the attempted presentation of an idea of reason in the realm of the sensible, this idea explains both the problematic aspects of the metaphysical sublime and shows how the discussion of the sublime as mere critical feeling, characteristic of the postmodern revival of the sublime, is one-sided.en_US
dc.embargo.typePermanent embargoen_US
dc.thesis.facultyFaculteit der Filosofie, Theologie en Religiewetenschappenen_US
dc.thesis.specialisationPhilosophical Ethicsen_US
dc.thesis.studyprogrammePhilosophy: Research Masteren_US
dc.titleThe Metaphysical and the Critical: Moments of the Sublimeen_US
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