Tolstoy summ - individual The first is achieved by...

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According to Burke, in his Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, the sublime and the beautiful, which constitute the aim of art, are based on the sense of self-preservation and the sense of communality. These senses, considered at their sources, are means for maintaining the gens [species] through the
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Unformatted text preview: individual. The first is achieved by nourishment, defense and war; the second by communion and reproduction. And therefore self-preservation and the war connected with it are the source of the sublime, while communality and the sexual need connected with it are the source of beauty....
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