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Kant's Critical Ethics and 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/10.1093/0198239319.003.0003

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

 Kant's Critical Ethics and the Sublime

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Outlines Kant's basic epistemological position and also that of his moral philosophy. Attention is then paid to the way in which the sublime functions—via the notion of respect—in this philosophy. It is seen that, for Kant, the moral law is that which is most worthy of respect, and which is thence worthy of the epithet ‘sublime’.

Keywords: Kant; Kantian epistemology; Kantian ethics; respect; supersensible; the sublime

Chapter.  7400 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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