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The Aesthetic in Kant A Critique (Continuum Studies in Philosophy) by James Kirwan

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Published by Continuum International Publishing Group .
Written in English


  • Aesthetics,
  • Philosophy,
  • Germany,
  • History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century

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Number of Pages200
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8169385M
ISBN 100826487785
ISBN 109780826487780

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A summary of Critique of Judgment in 's Immanuel Kant (–). Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Immanuel Kant (–) and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Aesthetic in Kant by James Kirwan (Continuum International Publishing Group) Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment is widely held to be the seminal work of modern aesthetics. In recent years it has been the focus of intense interest and debate not only in philosophy but also in literary theory and all disciplines concerned with the aesthetic.5/5(1). "As an overall assessment, then, this is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and meticulous "guides" to Kant's aesthetic theory. Even though Wenzel clearly adopts a slightly different approach to Kant's aesthetic theory than this reviewer, this book is probably the best introductory volume currently available.". Summary of Kant's Aesthetic Theory A. General Introduction to Kant's Philosophical Goals and Interests 1. Kant claimed that there are three modes of consciousness in human beings: knowledge, desire, and feeling. The nature and limits of human knowledge was the subject of the Critique of Pure ReasonFile Size: KB.

  Red Kant: Aesthetics, Marxism, and the Third Critique, offers a cogent and valiant defense of the necessity for sophisticated thinking about aesthetics in our contemporary moment a valuable resource on the relationship between Kant's philosophy and Marxist critical Kant reaffirms the radical political power of the aesthetic; and Wayne's reading of Pages: 2. A philosophical study of certain states of mind—responses, attitudes, emotions—that are held to be involved in aesthetic , in the seminal work of modern aesthetics Kritik der Urteilskraft (; The Critique of Judgment), Immanuel Kant located the distinctive features of the aesthetic in the faculty of “ judgment,” whereby we take up a certain stance toward objects. Summary: Kant's major work in aesthetics is the Critique of the Aesthetic Power of Judgment, which comprises roughly the first half of the Critique of the Power of Judgment (; also known as "the third Critique", after the Critique of Pure Reason (/) and Critique of Practical Reason ()).The main task of this work is to provide an analysis of aesthetic judgment . Second, Kant argued that aesthetic. emotions are ‘disinterested’; when we experi- This book takes the insights of modern psychological and neuroscientific research on the emotions and.

Kant's work is used as a basis on which to construct a radical alternative to the antinomy of taste - the basic problem of the aesthetic. In Kant's account is a theory of the aesthetic that, far from establishing its 'disinterested' nature, instead makes it symptomatic of what Kant himself describes as the ineradicable human tendency to. Table of contents. Introduction 1. Disinterring Kant 2. Kant's First Critique and The Problem of Reification 3. The Aesthetic, The Beautiful and Praxis 4. The Aesthetic and Class Interests 5. The Sublime in Kant's Philosophical Architecture 6. Labour, The Aesthetic And Nature 7. On Marxism and Metaphor 8. In The Laboratory Of Kant's Aesthetic Bibliography Index. Drawing on a wide range of scholarship, this book offers a new and comprehensive examination of Kant's argument that aesthetic judgements are combined with a claim to subjective universality. The author gives a detailed account of the background to this claim in Kant's epistemology, logic, and metaphysics, before closely attending to the. Wenzel’s book purports to be an introductory work on Kant’s “Critique of Aesthetic Judgment” (the first half of the Critique of Judgment). Wenzel announces that the book is “not intended primarily for Kant scholars,” but is instead geared toward “a wider audience including undergraduate and graduate students of philosophy ”.