Immanul Kant Sublimity

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Immanuel Kant describes how beauty and sublimity counteract each other and the difference between the two. He notes that while beauty, and its experience, gives a passive emotion sublimity emits an emotion of gander. This emotion makes one realize how marginal they are in comparison to the object they are viewing, thus giving them perspective into the world. This creates an active experience. Into this idea he creates two subsections of sublime: mathematically and dynamically. One facet he speaks of is mathematical sublime which describes the magnifying aspect of large fixtures, which primarily attributed to numbers and quantifiable ideas. This is the means by which one compares object’s size with unbiased measurements. Instead of using one’s
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