Chapter

Introduction

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199579976
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191722615 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0001
Introduction

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Kant's major Anglo-American and German commentators often take an interminablist approach. This involves the expenditure of interpretative energy in searching out ways to make Kant read consistently within the framework of the critical corpus. Succinctly, interminablism is the tendency to see Kant's aesthetic theory as the problem to be solved rather than a basis for problem solving. This chapter, in contrast, develops Kant's theory as a basis for solving more general problems in aesthetics. It criticizes and reconstructs his arguments using detailed phenomenological investigations of concrete aesthetic phenomena. These investigations show how Kant's Transcendental Deduction and Schemata are of the most direct relevance to aesthetic experience.

Keywords: interminablism; aesthetic theory; problem solving; phenomenological; concrete aesthetic phenomena; Transcendental Deduction; Schemata

Chapter.  2969 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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