Thursday, November 16, 2017

the contemporary sublime

In the 18th century C Edmund Burke wrote that the sublime is a feeling engendered by a vastness one cannot comprehend and Immanuel Kant said that the sublime was like the Egyptian Pyramids - more than we can understand. The sublime is a feeling of not knowing

The Contemporary Sublime
Here we are
We have survived
We go on 


  1. had to look up the definition of sublime and am amazed by how means so many things in different contexts

    1. oops how it means
      as an adjective
      1. of very great excellence or beauty.
      2.(of a person's attitude or behaviour) extreme or unparalleled.
      as a verb
      1. in Chemistry- (of a solid substance) change directly into vapour when heated, typically forming a solid deposit again on cooling.
      2. archaic- elevate to a high degree of moral or spiritual purity or excellence.
      interesting word


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