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The Sublime in Schopenhauer’s Philosophy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Bart Vandenabeele
      Pages 1-12
  3. Aesthetic Contemplation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Bart Vandenabeele
      Pages 15-32
    3. Bart Vandenabeele
      Pages 33-56
  4. The Beautiful and the Sublime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Bart Vandenabeele
      Pages 59-82
    3. Bart Vandenabeele
      Pages 83-127
  5. Values of the Sublime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Bart Vandenabeele
      Pages 145-162
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-194

About this book


The Sublime in Schopenhauer's Philosophy transforms our understanding of Schopenhauer's aesthetics and anthropology. Vandenabeele seeks ultimately to rework Schopenhauer's theory into a viable form so as to establish the sublime as a distinctive aesthetic category with a broader existential and metaphysical significance.


Arthur Schopenhauer the sublime sublimity the beautiful beauty aesthetic value philosophy of art aesthetics philosophy of value aesthetic judgement philosophy of mind 19th-century German philosophy empathy Immanuel Kant environmental aesthetics tragedy will metaphysics anthropology ethics Kant philosophy Philosophy of art Schopenhauer

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ghent UniversityBelgium

About the authors

Bart Vandenabeele is the Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art at Ghent University, Belgium. He has written extensively on 18th- and 19th-century philosophy, the history of aesthetics, the philosophy of art, and the philosophy of language and communication. Vandenabeele is the editor of A Companion to Schopenhauer (2012) and a member of the international advisory board of the Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft.

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