Kant's Theory of Taste

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Kant's Theory of Taste

By Henry E. Allison

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This book constitutes one of the most important contributions to recent Kant scholarship. In it, one of the pre-eminent interpreters of Kant, Henry Allison, offers a comprehensive, systematic, and philosophically astute account of all aspects of Kant's views on aesthetics. The first part of the book analyses Kant's conception of reflective judgment and its connections with both empirical knowledge and judgments of taste. The second and third parts treat two questions that Allison insists must be kept distinct: the normativity of pure judgments of taste, and the moral and systematic significance of taste. The fourth part considers two important topics often neglected in the study of Kant's aesthetics: his conceptions of fine art, and the sublime.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Philosophy -> History & Surveys

Kant's Theory of Taste
A Reading of the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 3/19/01
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511060912
ISBN 13: 9780511060915
Print ISBN: 9780521791540

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