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" ... volcanoes in all their violence of destruction, hurricanes leaving desolation in their track, the boundless ocean rising with rebellious force, the high waterfall of some mighty river, and the like, make our power of resistance of trifling moment... "
The Simplest of Signs: Victor Hugo and the Language of Images in France ... - Page 68
by Timothy Bell Raser - 2004 - 217 pages
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The Origins of Modern Critical Thought: German Aesthetic and Literary ...

David Simpson - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 449 pages
...boundless ocean rising with rebellious force, the high waterfall of some mighty river, and the like, make our power of resistance of trifling moment in...secure, their aspect is all the more attractive for its tearfulness; and we readily call these objects sublime, because they raise the forces of the soul above...
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The Cambridge Companion to Kant

Immanuel Kant - Philosophy - 1992 - 482 pages
...boundless ocean rising with rebellious force, the high waterfall of some mighty river, and the like, make our power of resistance of trifling moment in...fearfulness; and we readily call these objects sublime, because they raise the forces of the soul above the heights of vulgar commonplace, and discover within...
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John Fowler, Benjamin Baker, Forth Bridge

Iain Boyd Whyte, John Fowler, Benjamin Baker, Aonaghus Iain MacDhomhnuill, Angus J. Macdonald, Colin Baxter - Technology & Engineering - 1997 - 60 pages
...like, make our power of resistance of trifling moment in comparison with their might. But provided our position is secure, their aspect is all the more attractive for its tearfulness; and we readily call these objects sublime, because they raise the forces of the soul above...
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Culture: A Problem That Cannot Be Solved

Charles W. Nuckolls - Social Science - 1998 - 328 pages
...boundless ocean rising with rebellious force, the high waterfall of some mighty river, and the like, make our power of resistance of trifling moment in...fearfulness; and we readily call these objects sublime, because they raise the forces of the soul above the heights of vulgar commonplace, and discover within...
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Sound Figures

Theodor W. Adorno - Music - 1999 - 229 pages
...boundless ocean rising with rebellious force, the high waterfall of some mighty river, and the like, make our power of resistance of trifling moment in comparison with their might. But . . . their aspect is all the more attractive for its fearfulness; and we readily call these objects...
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Transcendent Experiences: Phenomenology and Critique

Louis Roy - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2001 - 219 pages
...boundless ocean rising with rebellious force, the high waterfall of some mighty river, and the like, make our power of resistance of trifling moment in comparison with their might' ( 28, 261; other examples are given at 29, 270). In his Anthropology (1798; 2d ed. 1800), Kant...
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On Spiders, Cyborgs, and Being Scared: The Feminine and the Sublime

Joanna Zylinska, Professor of New Media and Communications Joanna Zylinska - Philosophy - 2001 - 182 pages
...distance (ie a position from which one is not threatened by their potential destructive character), 'make our power of resistance of trifling moment in comparison with their might'.1 1 The performances of St Aubin de Teran, Anderson and Orlan challenge the previously maintained...
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Bilingual Aesthetics: A New Sentimental Education

Chair of Department of Romance Languages Doris Sommer, Doris Sommer - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 254 pages
...boundless ocean rising with rebellious force, the high waterfall of some mighty river, and the like, make our power of resistance of trifling moment in...fearfulness; and we readily call these objects sublime, because they raise the forces of the soul above the heights of vulgar commonplace, and discover within...
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Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Stephen Rumph - Music - 2004 - 304 pages
...boundless ocean rising with rebellious force, the high waterfall of some mighty river, and the like, make our power of resistance of trifling moment in comparison with their might. Nevertheless, the sublime does not lead us to despair, but to a higher pleasure than beauty affords....
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Is Nothing Sacred?

Ben Mark Rogers - Philosophy - 2004 - 148 pages
...boundless ocean rising with rebellious force, the high waterfall of some mighty river, and the like, make our power of resistance of trifling moment in comparison with their might.13 Richard Norman Kant has an unconvincing psychological account of why we value the sublime....
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