Moral Comfort versus Tragic Downfall: Kant's Concept of the Dynamically Sublime and Schelling's Tragic Alternative

Moral Comfort versus Tragic Downfall: Kant's Concept of the Dynamically Sublime and... <p>Abstract:</p><p>The first few sections of this article concern the pleasure taken in the dynamically sublime. I argue that, according to Kant, intuited nature does not only serve to occasion that pleasure, but is actually a constitutive element of it. The latter sections concern the role of the dynamically sublime in Kant&apos;s philosophy. I argue that this notion is a significant link between morality and theology. This explains why some unique anti-Kantian arguments directed against the link have led Schelling to develop an alternative conception of the sublime, which must be understood in terms of tragedy.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the History of Ideas University of Pennsylvania Press

Moral Comfort versus Tragic Downfall: Kant&apos;s Concept of the Dynamically Sublime and Schelling&apos;s Tragic Alternative

Journal of the History of Ideas, Volume 79 (4) – Nov 7, 2018

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<p>Abstract:</p><p>The first few sections of this article concern the pleasure taken in the dynamically sublime. I argue that, according to Kant, intuited nature does not only serve to occasion that pleasure, but is actually a constitutive element of it. The latter sections concern the role of the dynamically sublime in Kant&apos;s philosophy. I argue that this notion is a significant link between morality and theology. This explains why some unique anti-Kantian arguments directed against the link have led Schelling to develop an alternative conception of the sublime, which must be understood in terms of tragedy.</p>

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