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The Background to Kant's Mature Theory of the Sublime

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Sublime

Published in print March 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239314
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597275 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198239319.003.0002

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

 The Background to Kant's Mature Theory of the Sublime

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Introduces major theories of the sublime preceding Kant's. These feature Longinus, Dennis, Addison, and Burke. Kant's pre‐critical theory of the sublime is outlined.

Keywords: Addison; Burke; Dennis; Kant; Longinus; the sublime

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Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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