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There is German word that Schiller uses to explain beauty, a word that at the same time means attraction and repulse.

He uses that word instead of the Kantian "awe" for The Sublime.

Does anyone knows what that word was?

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    Perhaps you mean Spieltrieb? Or simply the German word Schönheit? – Yechiam Weiss Apr 21 at 7:03
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  • @YechiamWeiss What does Spiel-trieb mean in Schiller's view? Does it mean both attraction and repulsion? – Learner Apr 22 at 0:41
  • "Schiller resolves with the happy union of Formtrieb (the the sensuous drive) and Sinnestrieb (the formal drive), the 'play drive', which for him is synonymous with artistic beauty, or 'living form'." From Wikipedia. It also acknowledged to be derived from the Critique of Judgment. – Yechiam Weiss Apr 22 at 8:45

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