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The Problem of Free Harmony in Kant's Aesthetics
The Problem of Free Harmony in Kant's Aesthetics
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Kenneth F. Rogerson - Author
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 144 pages
Release Date: November 2008
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ISBN13: 978-0-7914-7625-3

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Paperback - 144 pages
Release Date: July 2009
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ISBN13: 978-0-7914-7626-0

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A study of the first half of Kant’s Critique of Judgment.

In this book, Kenneth F. Rogerson explores the first half of Kant’s Critique of Judgment, entitled the “Critique of Aesthetic Judgment.” Rogerson provides an interpretation of arguably the most important issue in Kant’s aesthetic theory, namely, a free harmony of the imagination and understanding. He uses this interpretation to explore several other important issues in Kant’s aesthetic theory, including his distinction between art and natural beauty, the doctrine of aesthetic ideas, and the connection between beauty and morality.

“…an admirable example of analytic history of philosophy.” — H-Net Reviews

Kenneth F. Rogerson is Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University. He is the author of Kant’s Aesthetics: The Roles of Form and Expression and the editor of Introduction to Ethical Theory.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Note on Citations and Translations
Introduction

1. The Problem of Free Harmony

2. The Doctrine of Aesthetic Ideas

3. Natural and Artistic Beauty

4. Free Harmony and Aesthetic Pleasure

5. The Extensiveness of the Criterion of Beauty

6. Beauty, Free Harmony, and Moral Duty

Appendix: The Meaning of Universal Validity in Kant’s Aesthetics
Postscript: The Argument for Universal Validity
Notes
Index



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