4. In a similar vein, Thomas Weiskel points out that the imagination's cognitive defeat is a necessary failure in the teleological unfolding of reason's self-edification. "The cause of the sublime is the aggrandizement of reason at the expense of reality and the imaginative apprehension of reality" (Weiskel, 41). The cognitive-cum-perceptual dissonance experienced by the imagination is resolved in order to consummate the judgement. But as Weiskel suggests, if the final prestige is proffered to reason, then the imagination (despite its moral empowerment) can be construed as a casualty in the edification of reason's patriarchal power.