Kant's Theory of Taste: A Reading of the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment

Kant's Theory of Taste: A Reading of the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment

by Henry E. Allison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521791545

ISBN-13: 9780521791540

Pub. Date: 03/19/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book constitutes one of the most important contributions to recent Kant scholarship. In it, one of the preeminent interpreters of Kant, Henry Allison, offers a comprehensive, systematic, and philosophically astute account of all aspects of Kant's views on aesthetics. An authoritative guide to the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment (the first and most important

Overview

This book constitutes one of the most important contributions to recent Kant scholarship. In it, one of the preeminent interpreters of Kant, Henry Allison, offers a comprehensive, systematic, and philosophically astute account of all aspects of Kant's views on aesthetics. An authoritative guide to the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment (the first and most important part of the Critique of Judgment), no one with a serious interest in Kant's aesthetics can afford to ignore this groundbreaking study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521791540
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/19/2001
Series:
Modern European Philosophy Series
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)
Lexile:
1670L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Note on sources and key to abbreviations and translations; Introduction; Part I. Kant's Conception of Reflective Judgment: 1. Reflective judgment and the purposiveness of nature; 2. Reflection and taste in the introductions; Part II. Te Quid Facti and the Quid Juris in the Domain of Taste: 3. The analytic of the beautiful and the quid facti: an overview; 4. The disinterestedness of the pure judgment of taste; 5. Subjective universality, the universal voice, and the harmony of the faculties; 6. Beauty, purposiveness, and form; 7. The modality of taste and the sensus communis; 8. The deduction of pure judgments of taste; Part III. The Moral and Systematic Significance of Taste: 9. Reflective judgment and the transition from nature to freedom; 10. Beauty, duty, and interest: the moral significance of natural beauty; 11. The antinomy of taste and beauty as a symbol of morality; Part IV. Parerga to the Theory of Taste: 12. Fine art and genius; 13. The sublime; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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