To Relish the Sublime?: Culture and Self-Realization in Postmodern Times

@inproceedings{Ryle2002ToRT,
  title={To Relish the Sublime?: Culture and Self-Realization in Postmodern Times},
  author={Martin Ryle and Kate Soper},
  year={2002}
}
In this work, the authors explore the growing tensions and contradictions between Matthew Arnold's enduring ideal (that human beings "must be compelled to relish the sublime") and the contemporary world of work, pleasure and consumption. Whilst critical of the hypocrisies and elitism that can attach to notions of cultural self-realization, the authors nonetheless defend its overall educational and social value. Their discussion takes in critiques of philosophers from Kant and Schiller to… CONTINUE READING

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