Kant and the Experience of Freedom: Essays on Aesthetics and Morality

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Kant and the Experience of Freedom: Essays on Aesthetics and Morality
Title:
Kant and the Experience of Freedom: Essays on Aesthetics and Morality
Author:
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ISBN:
0521568331
ISBN13:
978-0521568333
Size PDF:
1434 kb
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1369 kb
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; Revised ed. edition (July 13, 1996)
Language:
English
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3.8
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457
This collection of essays by one of the preeminent Kant scholars of our time transforms our understanding of both Kant's aesthetics and his ethics. Guyer shows that at the very core of Kant's aesthetic theory, disinterestedness of taste becomes an experience of freedom and thus an essential accompaniment to morality itself. At the same time he reveals how Kant's moral theory includes a distinctive place for the cultivation of both general moral sentiments and particular attachments on the basis of the most rigorous principle of duty. Kant's thought is placed in a rich historical context including such figures as Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, Hume, Burke, Kames, as well as Baumgarten, Mendelssohn, Schiller, and Hegel. Other topics treated are the sublime, natural versus artistic beauty, genius and art history, and duty and inclination. These essays extend and enrich the account of Kant's aesthetics in the author's earlier book, Kant and the Claims of Taste (1979).

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