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
... Kunstwissenschaft 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 exhibiting superior might, and is ... and the Romantic conception of the sublimethrough the prism of semiotic theory and psychoanalysis ...

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