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  Sublime (philosophy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For Kant, the sublime represented a feeling derived from aesthetic judgment, in which we realize the limits of our human nature: that is, we realize we cannot conceive of something because it is part of the noumenal realm.
The sublime, as a theme in aesthetics, went into something of a decline during the Modernist period, though, particularly in the work of Jean-François Lyotard, the sublime has had something of a revival.
For Lyotard, the sublime's significance is in the way it points to an aporia in human reason; it expresses the edge of our conceptual powers and reveals the multiplicity and instability of the postmodern world.
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 Philosophy Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
But we do not immediately associate the sublime with self-preservation; if `distress' is experienced, it is experienced when the `sublime' moment has ended and not because we perceive distress as part of what defines that moment itself.
Actually, the opposite is the case: Burke's and Kant's theories of the sublime sprang from world-views in which what one thought of God's relationship to man determined the very legitimacy of aesthetics as a field of inquiry.
But a formula which defines the sublime in cerebral terms alone may be as much a sign of the deterioration of the soul in the eighteenth century, as the equation of the term with the sensual is a sign of the deterioration of our language in the twentieth century.
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 Freeman, "Frankenstein with Kant"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Kant's construction of the sublime is bound up in a system of encasements, injunctions, and imperatives that function to protect the sublime from the monstrous potential inherent in it.
From paragraphs 26 to 29, the principal sections in which Kant discusses the mathematical and dynamical sublime, four pairs of oppositions are presented, each of which is crucial to the definition of the sublime.
It is as if the sublime has become not only the privileged object of contemporary theory, but a figure for theory as such, illustrating the ways in which theory refers to, represents, or cites itself, and naming the kind of activity -- that of incorporation -- characteristic of and proper to theory.
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 Archive - Grotto - Samizdat
And it is this illuminating intellect (which verges on the surrational spirit of the best writers of this generation) that brings to light not a tableau of bright and shiny, utopian signifiers, but a landscape of intense inter-penetrating signs and images run through by tragic currents...
It is for this reason that Benjamin was liberated from the grey annals of German philosophy and became the patron saint of late-modern 'theory'...
And, now, as 'theory' is under harvest, and the preparations for something else are self-evident, it is time to wrest Benjamin from the clutches of cultural-analytical discourses and place him in the critical-poetical realm of the poet-thinker (one who thinks poetically....)...
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 Jean-François Lyotard [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
In the libidinal philosophy Lyotard uses the idea of libidinal energy to describe events and the way they are interpreted or exploited, and he develops a philosophy of society and theory in terms of the economy of libidinal energies.
Whereas in the libidinal philosophy the focus was to see that a single interpretation of an event did not become hegemonic, in Lyotard's later philosophy he is primarily concerned with the problems of justice that arise between competing interpretations of events.
This rejection is manifested in the philosophy of paganism that preceded Lyotard's postmodernism.
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 Eurozine - Articles
With the sublime, he gestures toward a feeling that precedes the divide in question, and that is more elementary than the aesthetical and the ethical taken separately.
In Lyotard's sublime, the aesthetical is only present in the quality of the artworks' event-character (as singular occurrences in time and space), and the ethical in so far as qua occurrences, that is, qua singularities, they claim their beholder.
Burke's sublime, not Kant's, is linked by Lyotard to the concern with the event, the happening, the occurrence of Being, that prevails in his understanding of post-modernity, and post-modern art.
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 Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)
Kant's philosophy of nature and human nature is one of the most important historical sources of the modern conceptual relativism that dominated the intellectual life of the 20th century—though it is likely that Kant would reject relativism in most of its more radical modern forms.
The philosophical concept of the sublime, as described by philosopher Immanuel Kant in the Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime, took inspiration in part from attempts to comprehend the enormity of the Lisbon quake and tsunami.
Since the sublime is the most necessary to the elderly, an old dandy is the most contemptible creature in nature, just as a young crank is the most offensive and intolerable.
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 Sublime (philosophy) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The first study of the value of the sublime is the treatise ascribed to (additional info and facts about Longinus) Longinus: On the Sublime.
For Immanuel Kant, the sublime represent a feeling derived from aesthetic judgment, in which we realize the limits of our human nature, that is that, we realize we cannot conceive of something because it is part of the noumenal realm.
It is a frequently exploited theme in the paintings of (English landscape painter (1776-1837)) John Constable and (additional info and facts about William Turner) William Turner, who tried to reach and grasp the essence of the sublime through experimentation.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/su/sublime_(philosophy).htm   (262 words)

 Kant, Immanuel -- Aesthetics [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
The sublime feeling is therefore a kind of 'rapid alternation' between the fear of the overwhelming and the peculiar pleasure of seeing that overwhelming overwhelmed.
The sublime, properly speaking, is possible only for members of such a moral culture (and, Kant sometimes suggests, may reciprocally contribute to the strengthening of that culture).
This raises the question of whether the mathematical and dynamically sublime are in fact radically different, both in themselves as experiences, and in their relation to 'moral culture'.
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 Philosophy Quotes & Quotations compiled by GIGA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The province of philosophy is not so much to prevent calamities befalling as to demonstrate that they are blessings when they have taken place.
I would not think that philosophy and reason themselves will be man's guide in the foreseeable future; however, they will remain the most beautiful sanctuary they have always been for the select few.
This same philosophy is a good horse in the stable, but an arrant jade on a journey.
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 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 00012493   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
She contends that postmodernism is a post-traumatic imagination that is pulled between two desires: the political desire to acknowledge the physical violence of twentieth-century history, and the yearning for an escape from that history into a ravishing realm of historical certainty.
Sublime Desire is an eloquent melding of theory and practice.
In its range and sophistication, Sublime Desire is a valuable addition to postmodernist studies as well as to studies of the historical romance novel.
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 Style: A short guide to the theory of the sublime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Among the most stimulating contemporary pronouncements on the subject of the sublime is an interpretation of the phenomenon of violence in mass culture that refers to the notion of "the aesthetics of the sublime" (Crowther, Critical Aesthetics 129-30).
The history of the sublime, as the history of many crucial notions for the humanities, may be seen and understood as a history of misreadings of the past (Nycz 3).
Theoretical problems with the sublime as a research category in linguistics are complicated by the fact that we have only one archetypical text of the sublime--PseudoLonginos' treatise--containing examples taken mainly from literature (broadly understood).
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 Spiritualism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This philosophy was however somewhat in advance of its day and the Spiritualist movement instead of being built primarily upon the principles of the Harmonial Philosophy tended more and more to rely upon the demonstration of phenomena.
This philosophy must rest upon the principles of the unity of all Spirit, the brotherhood of all men, discarnate and incarnate, the facts of survival after death and communication with the Spirit world, and the concept of eternal progress.
This philosophy must be supported by scientific truth, and not belief, as in the past, and come transformed into religion by its practical application to life’s problems and not held as a pious platitude.
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 James Zeigler
Analytic of the Sublime, identifying within it both the failure of the aesthetic category to sustain the critical project and an excessive analytical rigor that proves exemplary for the practice of ideology critique.[3]  Arendt, on the other hand, in her emphasis on the
Analytic of the Sublime to be disarticulated from all purpose.
Imagination Arendt expresses her extreme confidence in that faculty.[14]  She declares, “the imagination is the condition of all knowledge.”  And this is perhaps why the sublime finally goes missing from her design; in Kant, no amount of imagination prepares for the sublime and it exemplifies nothing.
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 786 IPSI (The Indonesian Pencak Silat Association) Historical Information
The philosophy of the sublime ethic as the spirit and motivation of its usage.
The Philosophy of Pencak Silat is called the philosophy of budi pekerti luhur (noble mind and character), because it focuses its interest on the sublime ethic.
According to this philosophy a peaceful, secure, orderly and prosperous society can be created maximally if all of its members keep the code of sublime ethic.
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 Silat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Then this philosophy is applied in relation with the control of using jurus.
Since this applied philosophy focuses its attention on the budi pekerti luhur or noble mind and character, or sublime ethic, so it is called the philosophy of sublime ethic.
The control of self defensive, artistic and sports jurus with its philosophy based on the high esteemed religious and moral values and principles by the Malay ethics as a unity and oneness, is called Pencak Silat.
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 Sublime (philosophy)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The sublime (from the Latin sublimis(exalted)), refers in aesthetics to the quality of transcendent greatness, whether physical, moral, intellectual or artistic.
The first study of the value of the sublime is the treatise ascribed to Longinus (literature) : On the Sublime.
It is a frequently exploited theme in the paintings of JohnConstable and William Turner, who tried to reach and grasp theessence of the sublime through experimentation.
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 PHILOSOPHY!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Philosophy is timeless and eternal, not fleeting like the love which once sustained us but has since evaporated, leaving us curled, naked and weeping, in a fetal position on the corner of our unmade beds.
In the face of philosophy's sublime beauty it is all too easy to feel like a match struck in a stiff breeze, extinguished almost immediately, or, alternatively, like the deck of cards used in some speed game, shuffled and grabbed and slapped and abused.
You might at first have recoiled from philosophy, focusing your attention instead on temporal things like the consumption of alcoholic beverages or the acquisition of electronic devices.
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 All About Hinduism
The philosophy of Hinduism is not arm-chair philosophy.
The philosophy of the Upanishads is sublime, profound, lofty and soul-stirring.
The Shad-Darsanas (the six schools of philosophy) or the Shat-Sastras are: the NYAYA, founded by Gautama Rishi, the VAISESHIKA by Kanada Rishi, the SANKHYA by Kapila Muni, the YOGA by Patanjali Maharshi, the PURVA MIMAMSA by Jaimini, and the UTTARA MIMAMSA or VEDANTA by Badarayana or Vyasa.
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 Davy, A Discourse introductory to a Course of Lectures on Chemistry (1802)
{312} Mechanical philosophy, regarded as the science of the motions of the masses of matter, in its theories and practices, is, to a certain extent, dependent upon chemical laws.
Though astronomy in its sublime views, and its mathematical principles, is far removed from chemistry, yet to this science it is indebted for many of its instruments of experiments.
At the beginning of the seventeenth century very little was known concerning the philosophy of the intimate actions of bodies on each other; and before this time, vague ideas, superstitious notions, and inaccurate practices, were the only effects of the first efforts of the mind to establish the foundations of chemistry.
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By contrast, the sublime, while in one aspect apprehended and grasped as...
Longinus: "On the Sublime" Longinus, writing in the classical historical tradition says that the sublime implies that man can, in emotions and in language, transcend the limits of the human condition.
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 Sri Ramakrishna Math : The Vedanta Kesari, Enrichment of Culture by the Gita   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Therefore, the sublime ethical and practical implications of Vedanta are elaborated in the Gita.
The aim of the Gita is to lift up life from the ordinary to a higher level of ethical and moral values and place it under the guidance of a sublime philosophy.
This is the true test of philosophy--a philosophy which helps us to pass through life's struggles without getting scorched, which helps us to remain as fresh at the end of the journey as at the beginning.
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 SublimeDandy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He was of the rather curious conviction that a person did not have a firm direction in life until their thirty-ninth year; when this came and passed and he was just a minor metaphysician in a Prussian University a brief mid-life crisis ensued; perhaps it can be credited with some of his later direction.
critical philosophy, the primary purpose of which was to "critique" or come to grips with the limitations of our mental capacities, Kant was one of the greatest of system builders, pursuing the idea of the critique through studies of metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics.
Kant wrote for an audience that was familiar with medieval philosophy and the philosophy of Leibniz.
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 S:.R:.I:.A:. Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus
In commencing the exegetical study of any system of philosophy it is absolutely necessary that we adjust our perspective as accurately as possible, in conformity with the known FACTS regarding the character, personality, individuality, words and works of the founder.
And in pursuing this study, it is earnestly recommended that you do not attempt to seek the assistance of the various works on the Hermetic philosophy which are to be found in nearly all libraries and which are sold by all publishers of occult books.
The first message, the message we have to consider was essentially an appeal to the higher faculties of humankind, and while we are certainly to embody and adapt its precepts in our life activities, the method of assimilation of the inherent principles is an intellectual and spiritual process.
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 The Esoteric Tradition by G. de Purucker, ch 1
Never would a true Theosophist explain his sublime philosophy in such a manner, for the simple reason that it would not be true.
Consequently, in all the various great religions and philosophies are to be found fundamental principles which, when placed in juxtaposition and subjected to meticulous examination and analysis, are easily discovered to be identic in substance.
For Theosophy is the true and authentic Mother of Religions and Philosophies and Sciences: the great central systemic Source whence all the latter originally derived in past times, and therefore is their Interpreter: it interprets the hid meaning and secret symbology of all these ancient systems.
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