Sublime (philosophy)

Sublime (philosophy)

In aesthetics, the sublime (from the Latin sublīmis) is the quality of greatness, whether physical, moral, intellectual, metaphysical, aesthetic, spiritual or artistic. The term especially refers to a greatness beyond all possibility of calculation, measurement or imitation.

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Sublime (philosophy) - Post-Romantic and 20th Century
... in which he formulated five primary aesthetic forms the beautiful, the sublime the tragic, the ugly, and the comic ... The experience of the sublimeinvolves a self-forgetfulness where personal fear is replaced by a sense of well-being and security when confronted with an object ... Kant's aesthetics and the Romantic conception of the sublimethrough the prism of semiotic theory and psychoanalysis ...

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    What will you say, when I tell you truly, that I cannot possibly read our countryman Milton through. I acknowledge him to have most sublime passages, some prodigious flashes of light; but then you must acknowledge that light is often followed by darkness visible, to use his own expression.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)