Examination of Feeling

Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya

in Implications of the Philosophy of Kant

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780198077336
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081530 | DOI:
Examination of Feeling

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This chapter presents an examination of feeling, specifically the classification of judgments into reflective and determinative. It describes the determinative judgments as possessing adjectival predicates and substantive subjects, while the reflective judgments have substantive predicates and qualifying particulars. It then discusses in detail the reflective-determinative divide, where it takes note of the contemplation of Ideals, where the Ideal is considered to be real, and the two types of secondary contemplation on the Self. It also discusses the concepts of explicit and implicit judgments, reverential contemplation, and blissful contemplation. The next section examines the various kinds of aesthetic judgments. Here, the discussion compares and contrasts the concepts of moral and cognitive judgments. This chapter concludes with a section on moral contemplation and moral judgment.

Keywords: feeling; determinative judgments; reflective judgments; Ideals; Self; secondary contemplation; reverential contemplation; blissful contemplation; aesthetic judgments

Chapter.  2585 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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