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Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Kant on Judgment : Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks - Robert Wicks

Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Kant on Judgment

Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

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Kanta (TM)s Critique of Judgment is one of the most important texts in the history of modern aesthetics. This GuideBook discusses the Third Critique section by section, and introduces and assesses:

  • Kant's life and the background of the Critique of Judgment
  • the ideas and text of the Critique of Judgment, including a critical explanation of Kanta (TM)s theories of natural beauty
  • the continuing relevance of Kanta (TM)s work to contemporary philosophy and aesthetics.

This GuideBook is an accessible introduction to a notoriously difficult work and will be essential reading for students of Kant and aesthetics.

'This is a superb treatment of Kant's Third Critique in its entirety -- in depth, in careful analysis...' -- Donald W. Crawford, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA 'The clarity of Wicks's presentation and analysis will prove invaluable to all students and teachers of Kant's text.' -- Rachel Zuckert, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
A Note on the English Translations of the Critique of the Power of Judgmentp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
A guide to the entire third Critiquep. 1
Kant's philosophical stylep. 3
The historical composition of the Critique of the Power of Judgmentp. 8
Eighteenth-century aesthetic theory prior to Kantp. 11
The pleasure in pure beauty ([section section] 1-22; section section 30-40)p. 15
The first logical moment: judgments of pure beauty are aesthetic and disinterested ([section section] 1-5)p. 18
The second logical moment: judgments of pure beauty are grounded upon a universal feeling of approval ([section section] 6-9)p. 29
The third logical moment: judgments of pure beauty reflect upon how an object's configuration appears to have been the result of an intelligent design ([section section] 10-17)p. 45
The fourth logical moment: the universal feeling of approval that grounds judgments of pure beauty carries the force of necessity ([section section] 18-22)p. 76
The Deduction (Legitimation) of Judgments of Pure Beauty ([section section] 30-40)p. 81
The sublime and the infinite ([section section] 23-29)p. 94
Sublimity is subordinate to beautyp. 94
The infinite magnitude of the mathematically sublimep. 100
The overwhelming power of the dynamically sublimep. 105
The fine arts and creative genius ([section section] 41-54)p. 112
Artistic beauty vs. natural beautyp. 112
Kant's theory of geniusp. 122
Aesthetic ideas and the beauty of fine artp. 127
Aesthetic ideas and natural beautyp. 134
The division of the fine artsp. 136
Beauty's confirmation of science and morality ([section section] 55-60)p. 144
The antinomy of tastep. 144
Aesthetic ideas, genius, and the supersensible substrate of naturep. 158
Aesthetic ideas, genius, and the supersensible substrate of the human personalityp. 163
The unitary idea of the supersensiblep. 164
The subjectivity of the priori principle of judgmentp. 166
Beauty as a symbol of moralityp. 170
Crossing the "incalculable gulf" between nature and moralityp. 176
Beauty as a symbol of scientific completenessp. 181
Living organisms, God, and intelligent design ([section section] 61-91)p. 184
Natural purposes ([section section] 61-68)p. 184
The compatibility of science and morality ([section section] 69-78)p. 209
The moral argument for God's existence ([section section] 79-91)p. 233
Conclusion: the music of the spheres and the idealization of reasonp. 257
Notesp. 262
Bibliographyp. 273
Indexp. 280
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ISBN: 9780415281119
ISBN-10: 0415281113
Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 31st March 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1