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The Egalitarian SublimeA Process Philosophy$
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James Williams

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474439114

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.001.0001

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Conclusion: The Sublime as Crisis

Conclusion: The Sublime as Crisis

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(p.177) Chapter 7 Conclusion: The Sublime as Crisis
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The Egalitarian Sublime
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James Williams

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439114.003.0007

This concluding chapter reflects on the idea of the sublime as crisis. It rejects the idea of the sublime as a pure experience and instead insists that the sublime is always constructed. This construction always involves crisis in the sense of the definition of new values and in the sense of a critical definition of the sublime itself. The chapter and the book end with the idea that the sublime should always be multiple: many anarchic sublimes, not one.

Keywords:   Sublime crisis, Sublime construction, Anarchist sublime, Sublime multiplicity

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