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The Kantian SublimeFrom Morality to Art$
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Paul Crowther

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780198239314

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198239319.001.0001

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Kant's Critical Ethics and the Sublime

Kant's Critical Ethics and the Sublime

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(p.19) 2 Kant's Critical Ethics and the Sublime
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The Kantian Sublime
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Paul Crowther (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/0198239319.003.0003

Outlines Kant's basic epistemological position and also that of his moral philosophy. Attention is then paid to the way in which the sublime functions—via the notion of respect—in this philosophy. It is seen that, for Kant, the moral law is that which is most worthy of respect, and which is thence worthy of the epithet ‘sublime’.

Keywords:   Kant, Kantian epistemology, Kantian ethics, respect, supersensible, the sublime

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