Observations on the feeling of the beautiful and sublime german beobachtungen ber das gefhl des schnen und erhabenen is a 1764 book by immanuel kant the first complete translation into english was published in 1799 the . In order that the former impression could occur to us in due strength we must have feeling of the sublime and in order to enjoy the latter well a feeling of the beautiful tall oaks and lonely shadows in a sacred grove are sublime flower beds low hedges and trees trimmed in figures are beautiful. To ask other readers questions about observations on the feeling of the beautiful and sublime please sign up be the first to ask a question about observations on the feeling of the beautiful and sublime. Kants only aesthetic work apart from the critique of judgment observations on the feeling of the beautiful and sublime gives the reader a sense of the personality and character of its author as he sifts through the range of human responses to the concept of beauty and human manifestations of the beautiful and sublime. When originally published in 1960 this was the first complete english translation since 1799 of kants early work on aesthetics more literary than philosophical observations shows kant as a man of feeling rather than the dry thinker he often seemed to readers of the three critiques
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