Feminism and the Sublime

Bonnie Mann

in Women's Liberation and the Sublime

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195187458
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786565 | DOI:

Series: Studies in Feminist Philosophy

  Feminism and the Sublime

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This chapter focuses on the notion of the sublime, which is discussed in relation to its foil: beauty. It is argued that some of the specific ways that the experience of the sublime is gendered and racialized are to be found on both sides of the boundary between the modern and the postmodern. The chapter also considers Kantian sublime out of an interest in how the sublime functions as a mode of Euro-masculine self-constitution and how we might understand, in detail, what this means and how it works.

Keywords: beauty; Kant; gender; modern; postmodern

Chapter.  5908 words. 

Subjects: Feminist Philosophy

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