Kant's Aesthetic Theory and Its Moral Significance

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Sublime

Published in print March 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239314
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597275 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

 Kant's Aesthetic Theory and Its Moral Significance

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Presents a detailed overview of Kant's aesthetic theory, focusing on the first four moments of the Analytic of the beautiful. The notions of nature, the judgement of taste, ‘disinterestedness’ and ‘finality’ are given close attention. There is an extended discussion of Kant's ‘Deduction’ of the pure aesthetic judgement's claim to universality. The argument is shown to be unviable.

Keywords: aesthetic judgement; disinterestedness; finality; Kant; nature; taste

Chapter.  14879 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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