Judgment, Imagination, and Politics brings together for the first time leading essays on the nature of judgment. Drawing from themes in Kant's Critique of Judgment and Hannah Arendt's discussion of judgment from Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy, these essays deal with: the role of imagination in judgment; judgment as a distinct human faculty; the nature of judgment in law and politics; and the many puzzles that arise from the 'enlarged mentality,' the capacity to consider the perspectives of others that aren't in Kant treated as essential to judgment.
Ronald Beiner is professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Jennifer Nedelsky is professor of political science and women's studies at the University of Toronto.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 The Problem of Judgment in Recent Moral and Political Philosophy Chapter 3 The Crisis in Culture: Its Social and Its Political Significance Chapter 4 Aesthetic Problems of Modern Philosophy Chapter 5 Moral Judgment Chapter 6 The Public Use of Reason Part 7 Autour de Hannah Arendt: Debates in Contemporary Political Theory Concerning the Arendtian Theme of Judging Chapter 8 Rereading Hannah Arendt's Kant Lectures Chapter 9 Judgment, Diversity, and Relational Autonomy Chapter 10 The Judgment of Arendt Chapter 11 Judging Human Action: Arendt's Appropriation of Kant Chapter 12 Hannah Arendt on Judgment: The Unwritten Doctrine of Reason Chapter 13 Judgment and the Moral Foundations of Politics in Hannah Arendt's Thought Chapter 14 Asymmetrical Reciprocity: On Moral Respect, Wonder, and Enlarged Thought Chapter 15 Embodied Diversity and the Challenges to Law Chapter 16 When Actor and Spectator Meet in the Courtroom: Reflections on Hannah Arendt's Concept of Judgment Chapter 17 Hannah Arendt: Modernity, Alienation, and Critique