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Critique of Judgment : HPC Classics Series - Immanuel Kant

Critique of Judgment

HPC Classics Series

By: Immanuel Kant, Werner S. Pluhar (Translator), Mary J. Gregor (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 1st April 1987
ISBN: 9780872200258
Number Of Pages: 686

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In THE CRITIQUE OF JUDGMENT (1790), Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) seeks to establish the a priori principles underlying the faculty of judgement, just as he did in his previous critiques of pure and practical reason. The first part deals with the subject of our aesthetic sensibility; we respond to certain natural phenomena as beautiful, says Kant, when we recognise in nature a harmonious order that satisfies the mind's own need for order. The second half of the critique concentrates on the apparent teleology in nature's design of organisms. Kant argues that our minds are inclined to see purpose and order in nature and this is the main principle underlying all of our judgements. Although this might imply a super sensible Designer, Kant insists that we cannot prove a supernatural dimension or the existence of God. Such considerations are beyond reason and are solely the province of faith.

Pluhar maintains a fine, even tone throughout. . . . Those who have found the prospect of teaching the third Critique daunting will admire its clarity. . . . No one will be disappointed. --Timothy Sean Quinn, The Review of Metaphysics

Forewordp. xv
Translator's Prefacep. xix
Translator's Introductionp. xxiii
Preface To The First Edition 1790p. 3
Introductionp. 9
Critique Of Aesthetic Judgmentp. 41
Critique Of Teleological Judgmentp. 233
Selected Bibliographyp. 443
Glossaryp. 461
Indexp. 477
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ISBN: 9780872200258
ISBN-10: 0872200256
Series: HPC Classics Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 686
Published: 1st April 1987
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.91