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The Sublime: From Antiquity to the Present

by Timothy M. Costelloe (Editor)

Other authors: Emily Brady (Contributor), Chandos Michael Brown (Contributor), Andrew Chignell (Contributor), Richard A. Etlin (Contributor), John R.J. Eyck (Contributor)10 more, Rodolphe Gasché (Contributor), Theodore Gracyk (Contributor), Paul Guyer (Contributor), Matthew C. Halteman (Contributor), Malcolm Heath (Contributor), David B. Johnson (Contributor), Eva Madeleine Martin (Contributor), Melissa McBay Merritt (Contributor), Adam Potkay (Contributor), Rachel Zukert (Contributor)

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Costelloe has put together this wide-ranging book of essays on the sublime in an attempt to demonstrate that the concept is not dead—that there is still merit in treating it both theoretically and in its relevance to the present day. Part 1 offers a philosophical history of the sublime. Part 2 contextualises the theoretical models, offering different disciplinary perspectives. The resulting fifteen chapters do justice to the overall aim. Many of the authors point out that their essays are works in progress, or open up new avenues for investigation. The book is therefore both a synthesising introduction to scholarship on the sublime (and by extension, the beautiful), and a call to readers to respond with new engagements of their own. The number of chapters means only brief comment on each is possible. This remains desirable given the density of the volume – each chapter is an important contribution.
 

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Etlin, Richard A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Eyck, John R.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gasché, RodolpheContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Guyer, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Halteman, Matthew C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heath, MalcolmContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, David B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martin, Eva MadeleineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Merritt, Melissa McBayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Potkay, AdamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zukert, RachelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This volume offers readers a unique and comprehensive overview of theoretical perspectives on "the sublime," the singular aesthetic response elicited by phenomena that move viewers by transcending and overwhelming them. The book consists of an editor's introduction and fifteen chapters written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Part One examines philosophical approaches advanced historically to account for the phenomenon, beginning with Longinus, moving through eighteenth and nineteenth century writers in Britain, France, and Germany, and concluding with developments in contemporary continental philosophy. Part Two explores the sublime with respect to particular disciplines and areas of study, including Dutch literature, early modern America, the environment, religion, British Romanticism, the fine arts, and architecture. Each chapter is both accessible for nonspecialists and offers an original contribution to its respective field of inquiry.

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