Kant's "Critique of the Power of Judgment": Critical Essays (Critical Essays on the Classics Series)

Kant's "Critique of the Power of Judgment": Critical Essays (Critical Essays on the Classics Series)

By: Paul Guyer (editor)Paperback

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Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment, first published in 1790, was the last of the great philosopher's three critiques, following on the heels of Critique of Pure Reason (1781) and Critique of Practical Reason (1788). In the first two, Kant dealt with metaphysics and morality; in the third, Kant turns to the aesthetic dimension of human experience, showing how our experiences of natural and artistic beauty, the sublime magnitude and might of nature, and of purposive organisms and ecological systems gives us palpable evidece that it is possible for us not only to form moral intentions, but also to realize our freely chosen moral goals within nature as we experience it. The present volume collects twelve of the most important critical discussions on the Critique of the Power of Judgment written by leading Kant scholars and aestheticians from the United States and Great Britain. In addition to a substantive introduction by the editor, the book includes an extensive, annotated bibliography of the most important work on Kant and on the background and arguments of his third Critique published throughout the twentieth century.

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Paul Guyer is Florence R. C. Murray Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author or editor of seven books about Immanuel Kant and has translated two of Kant's works.


Chapter 1 Kant's Principles of Reflecting Judgment Chapter 2 Unkantian Notions of Disinterest Chapter 3 Kant's Aesthetics and the "Empty Cognitive Stock" Chapter 4 The Idealism of Purposiveness Chapter 5 Free and Dependent Beauty Chapter 6 The Sublime in Nature Chapter 7 Kant's Theory of Creative Nature Chapter 8 Artistic Genius and the Question of Creativity Chapter 9 "Aesthetic Ideas" and the Role of Art in Kant's Ethical Hermeneutics Chapter 10 Imaginative Freedom and the German Enlightenment Chapter 11 Newtonian Biology and Kant's Mechanistic Concept of Causality Chapter 12 Kant's Antinomy of Teleological Judgment

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  • publication date: 03/09/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780742514195
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780742514195
  • weight: 367
  • ISBN10: 0742514196

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