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21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 6. The Sublime

[the highest level of aesthetic experience]

5 ideas
The mathematical sublime is immeasurable greatness; the dynamical sublime is overpowering [Kant, by Pinkard]
The sublime is a moral experience [Kant, by Gardner]
The Sublime fights for will-less knowing, when faced with a beautiful threat to humanity [Schopenhauer, by Lewis,PB]
In life we neglect 'cosmic emotion', but it matters, and art brings it to the fore [Fry]
The sublime is negative in awareness of insignificance, and positive in showing understanding [Davies,S]