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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

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

James Williams

Edinburgh University Press

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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