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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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Editorial Reviews

Allen W. Wood
This well-balanced collection of essays is the foremost, and for a time will certainly be the defnitive, anthology on Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment."
Frederick Beiser
An indispensable collection of essays for every reader of Kant's third Critique.
Eighteenth-Century Book Reviews Online - Abraham Anderson
This collection gives an excellent overview of English-language work on the Critique of the Power of Judgement in recent decades.
Eric Watkins
This volume is an excellent collection of already classic articles from the past 25 years. It covers the entire spectrum of topics discussed in the Critique of the Power of Judgment with an even mix of helpful explanations of its fundamental issues and provocative suggestions about how best to understand Kant's original insights.
Eighteenth-Century Book Reviews Online
This collection gives an excellent overview of English-language work on the Critique of the Power of Judgement in recent decades.
— Abraham Anderson, St. John's College, Santa Fe
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742514195
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2003
  • Series: Critical Essays on the Classics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 256
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

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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