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This essay interprets Dipesh Chakrabarty’s The Climate of History in a Planetary Age in light of the European tradition of thought about the sublime. The first half of the essay stages Chakrabarty’s historiography within that tradition focusing on a critical understanding of Kant. Then, the essay considers how the trace of the sublime in Chakrabarty’s approach to planetary history is interpretable as a form of social alienation. That argument draws on the critical theory of Steven Vogel and decolonial critique. Finally, the essay considers the moods of protest as non-alienated responses to the planetary bypassing the coloniality of the sublime.
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Bendik-Keymer, Jeremy, "The Planetary Sublime Part II of The Problem of an Unloving World" (2022). Faculty Scholarship. 94.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Environmental Philosophy. The final publisher version is available at: 10.5840/envirophil2022914119