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The Existential Sublime

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780198236238
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198236239.003.0007
The Existential Sublime

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Offers an initial detailed exposition of Burke's influential theory of the sublime. Argues that Burke identifies what might be called an existential sublime. His theory is then upgraded and applied in relation to the understanding of socio‐political aspects of the postmodern sensibility.

Keywords: Burke; existential sublime; postmodernism; the sublime

Chapter.  7364 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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