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Beyond the finite : the sublime in art and science

Author: Roald Hoffmann; Iain Boyd Whyte
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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"There are many sublimes. In the eighteenth century, the sublime was summoned to address an object that existed beyond reason and measure. Terror, the spontaneous response to mountainous landscapes or great cataracts, gave way to delight as our powers of reason were summoned to reassert the power of the human mind over nature. And our understanding of this process is heightened as contemporary neurophysiology charts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roald Hoffmann; Iain Boyd Whyte
ISBN: 9780199737697 019973769X
OCLC Number: 501314587
Description: xvii, 173 pages, [15] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Contents: The sublime: an introduction / Iain Boyd Whyte --
Affective foundations of creativity, language, music, and mental life: in search of the biology of the soul / Jaak Panksepp --
Still deeper: the nonconscious sublime; or, The art and science of submergence / Barbara Maria Stafford --
Pretty sublime / Elizabeth A. Kessler --
Against the sublime / James Elkins --
Neuroscience and the sublime in art and science / John Onians --
Quantum romanticism: the aesthetics of the sublime in David Bohm's Philosophy of physics / Ian Greig --
Disobedient machines: animation and autonomy / Scott Bukatman --
On the sublime in science / Roald Hoffmann.
Responsibility: edited by Roald Hoffmann and Iain Boyd Whyte.
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This book, through essays by nine leading scholars with diverse academic backgrounds, explores the sublime's relationship to art and science.  Read more...

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