Episode 60 – The Sublime



On this episode of the podcast, we attempt to tackle the elusive concept of the sublime. We begin by clarifying everything the sublime is NOT, and then attempt to pin it down by considering a common motif that is has been associated with the sublime throughout history. Next, we discuss several anecdotes from people who have experienced the sublime and why one described it as “an agreeable kind of horror.” Finally, we discuss how the sublime relates to beauty and question some commonly made assumptions about ugliness. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:

Hume by Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume

Kant by Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant/

Great Read: https://philosophynow.org/issues/83/David_Hume_at_300

Another interesting read: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/07/opinion/07iht-edzaretsky07.html



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