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Sublime Revolutions: The Modern Age and Its Discontents
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Name: Course Code; Professor: Date of Submission: Sublime Revolutions: The Modern Age and Its Discontents Introduction Sublime in aesthetics refers to the level of greatness, whether artistic, spiritual, aesthetics, moral, metaphysical, intellectual or physical (Morley 11).
Burke argues that beauty may be brought about by either extreme darkness (absence of light) or extreme light and these are sublime to a degree that both can destroy the sight of an object. Burke further focuses on the physiological effects of the sublime and lays emphasis on dual emotional quality of attraction and fear. Immanuel Kant argues that sublime is of three kinds: splendid, terrifying and noble. Kant further argues that there is a dynamic and mathematical sublime. In mathematical, aesthetic comprehension sublime is not an aspect of mere greatness but absolute greatness which has no limitations (Morley, 19). Dynamic sublime is viewed in terms of nature. Here nature has no dominion over us and it can create as aspect of fearfulness without creating fear. Kant argues that beauty is a concept that relates to understanding while sublime is a concept which relates to reasoning and it portrays the nature of the mind as that surpassing any standard of sense. Being based on the teachings of Burke and Kant, this paper will analyze various theoretical frameworks of the sublime as they have moved us to the current day. The Sublime as the Terror of the Mob (Writing Around French and Haitian Revolutions) The Jacobins were the most influential personalities during the French revolution. ...
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