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Imagination and Interpretation in Kant : The Hermeneutical Import of the

Imagination and Interpretation in Kant

The Hermeneutical Import of the "Critique of Judgment"

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Published: 1st January 1990
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In this illuminating study of Kant's theory of imagination and its role in interpretation, Rudolf A. Makkreel argues against the commonly held notion that Kant's transcendental philosophy is incompatible with hermeneutics. The charge that Kant's foundational philosophy is inadequate to the task of interpretation can be rebutted, explains Makkreel, if we fully understand the role of imagination in his work. In identifying this role, Makkreel also reevaluates the relationship among Kant's discussions of the feeling of life, common sense, and the purposiveness of history.

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Imagination: Precritical and Critical
Image Formation and Synthesis: From the Precritical Writings to the Critique of Pure Reason
The Figurative Synthesis of Imagination and the Meaning of Experience
The Imagination in the Critique of Judgment
The Aesthetic Imagination: Beautiful Form and Reflective Specification
The Regress of the Imagination: The Sublime and the Form of the Subject
The Life of the Imagination
Judgment and Reflective Interpretation
Ideas of the Imagination and Reflective Interpretation
Teleological Ideas and the Authentic Interpretation of History
Common Sense and Transcendental Orientation in Hermeneutics
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226502779
ISBN-10: 0226502775
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Type: New edition