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The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Malcolm Budd

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Consists of four self‐contained essays on the aesthetics of nature, which complement one another by exploring the subject from different points of view. The first is concerned with how the idea of ... More


The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Paul Crowther

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This book explains the perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgements. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. This upgraded theory ... More


Kant's Aesthetics of Nature

Malcolm Budd

in The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199259656
eISBN:
9780191597121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259658.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Outlines Immanuel Kant's conception of an aesthetic judgement and his classification of aesthetic judgements, and then expounds and examines Kant's various claims about aesthetic judgements of ... More


Pure Aesthetic Judgement: A Harmony of Imagination and Understanding

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter expounds on and critically revises Kant's general criterion of the aesthetic. It then offers a similar strategy in relation to the key features in his account of the pure aesthetic ... More


The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art

Paul Crowther

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239314
eISBN:
9780191597275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239319.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Kant's theory of the sublime has become one of the most keenly studied elements in both his own aesthetics and aesthetic theory in general. This book offers a sustained analysis of Kant's theory of ... More


Aesthetic Judgement's Exemplary Exhibition of Cognition

Fiona Hughes

in Kant's Aesthetic Epistemology: Form and World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621224
eISBN:
9780748652327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621224.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The relation in which aesthetic judgement stands to an aesthetic object is exemplary for the openness of thinking that is required in cognitive, moral and political thinking. This chapter examines ... More


The Completion of the Subjective Deduction in the Deductions of the Critique of Judgement

Fiona Hughes

in Kant's Aesthetic Epistemology: Form and World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621224
eISBN:
9780748652327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621224.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that synthesis in process is best understood as the subjective side of the deduction, often referred to as subjective deduction. First, it discusses Immanuel Kant's distinction ... More


Empirical Systematicity and its Relation to Aesthetic Judgement

Fiona Hughes

in Kant's Aesthetic Epistemology: Form and World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621224
eISBN:
9780748652327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621224.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Immanuel Kant makes no mention of any principle of aesthetic judgement other than taste. In the Critique of Aesthetic Judgement, he introduces the principle of the purposiveness of nature. Kant ... More


Adherent Beauty and the Scope of Perfection

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579976
eISBN:
9780191722615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers Kant's distinction between adherent and free beauty. It shows that whilst not compelling, his structure of argument is at least consistent and, indeed, contains two crucial ... More


Kant's Metaphysic of Beauty

J. N. Findlay

in Kant and the Transcendental Object: A Hermeneutic Study

Published in print:
1981
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246381
eISBN:
9780191680960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246381.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with Kant's transcendental doctrine of the aesthetic judgement, or the judgement of taste, in which transcendental objectivity plays an obscure but all-important part that helps ... More


Kant's Aesthetic Theory and Its Moral Significance

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239314
eISBN:
9780191597275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239319.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

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 ... More


The Deep Structure of Synthesis

Fiona Hughes

in Kant's Aesthetic Epistemology: Form and World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621224
eISBN:
9780748652327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621224.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Knowledge as opposed to intuition is only possible if we can unify and thus identify what Immanuel Kant provisionally called the object in the initial paragraphs of the Critique of Pure Reason. This ... More


Locating the Aesthetic: Beauty and Judgements of Taste

Jane Forsey

in The Aesthetics of Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964369
eISBN:
9780199333233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

Chapter Two addresses the question of what constitutes aesthetic experience, one of the most complex in the discipline. A consideration (and rejection) of both realism and subjectivism in theories of ... More


Introduction: Reappraising Aesthetic Rationalism

Frederick C. Beiser

in Diotima's Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573011
eISBN:
9780191722202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573011.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the aesthetic rationalism movement in Germany. It then discusses the rationalist theory of aesthetic judgment, the rationalist aesthetic, the ... More


Politics of Aesthetics

Mustafa Dikeç

in Space, Politics and Aesthetics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685974
eISBN:
9781474412490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685974.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Arendt, Nancy and Rancière all find something politically appealing in Kant’s theory of aesthetic judgement, but appropriate different elements of it. Arendt focuses on ‘common sense’, Nancy on ... More


Afterword

Fiona Hughes

in Kant's Aesthetic Epistemology: Form and World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621224
eISBN:
9780748652327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621224.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

It is easy to conclude that Immanuel Kant's account of aesthetic judgement underestimates the extent to which the disharmonious plays a role in our experience. In twentieth-century contemporary art, ... More


Design and Dependent Beauty

Jane Forsey

in The Aesthetics of Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964369
eISBN:
9780199333233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

Building on the theory of aesthetic judgement developed in chapter 2, chapter 3 provides an original interpretation of the Kantian notion of dependent beauty as the most cogent model for ... More


Introduction

Fiona Hughes

in Kant's Aesthetic Epistemology: Form and World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621224
eISBN:
9780748652327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621224.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book argues that Immanuel Kant, in his Critique of Aesthetic Judgement, came to the conclusion that a harmonious combination of mental capacities, characteristic of aesthetic judgement, allows ... More


The Aesthetics of Design

Jane Forsey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199964369
eISBN:
9780199333233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964369.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This book offers the first full treatment of design in the field of philosophical aesthetics. Aesthetic theory has traditionally occupied itself with fine art in all its forms, sometimes with craft, ... More


The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Lyndsey Stonebridge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book tells the story of the struggle to imagine new forms of justice after Nuremberg. Returning to the work of Hannah Arendt as a theoretical starting point, the author traces an aesthetics of ... More


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