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Is courage the victory of the beautiful over the sublime?

Assumption behind the question: Kant variously divided the aesthetic types into two or three: the agreeable, the beautiful, and the sublime. Somewhere (in the SEP or IEP, I don't remember), I was ...
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What is the difference between sublimity and fearsome things? [closed]

What is the difference between sublimity and fearsome things? Is a despot sublime in their immoral actions? I would suggest critical thinking. See e.g. Burke and a "delightful horror"
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Is it “irrational” for your emotions to not cohere with evidence?

Let’s use fear as an example and negative events as events that may cause that fear. Should fear, if you feel it, and the intensity of it correlate with how strongly likely an event is? For example, ...
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Does fear stem from unjustified assumptions?

If I fear X, does that usually mean that I am worried that X may be true even if there is no evidence for it? If so, is fear nothing but an unjustified assumption? Note that by fear, I do not mean the ...
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Which philosopher said the fear of anticipating an evil is worse than the evil itself?

Which philosopher said the fear of anticipating an evil is worse than the evil itself? Perhaps Aristotle (in Nichomachean Ethics?) said something along these lines?
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Which philosophers have written about fear?

It occurred to me some time ago that fear is the result of a lack of control, and try as I might I cannot conceive fear existing without this vacancy. Looked at from the other direction, in a ...
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