7. See Ronald Beiner's commentary on the significance of the dynamic sublime as an index of self-affirming human power, moral capability, and autonomy. "Sublimity ... is not an acknowledgement of the supremacy of nature, but, on the contrary, an affirmation of our own transcendence of nature...Far from exalting nature in his concept of the sublime, Kant seems intent on the moral subjugation of nature: he remarks that imagination in its capacity as an instrument of reason and its ideas "is a might enabling us to assert our independence as against the influences of nature, to degrade what is great in respect of the latter to the level of what is little, and thus to locate the absolutely great only in the proper estate of the subject." (Kant in Beiner 59)