On Sublimation

Clayton Crockett

in Interstices of the Sublime

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780823227211
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235308 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

On Sublimation

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This chapter deals with the general question of sublimation and its relevance for understanding religion. The sublime is clearly located within the subject and not within the object. This disorientation provoked by the process of sublime judgment signifies a discord at the heart of the self, and this process prefigures the complexity and disorientation within the self diagnosed by psychoanalysis.

Keywords: sublimation; sublime; psychoanalysis; religion; self

Chapter.  7605 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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