Kant on Beauty and Biology: An Interpretation of the 'Critique of Judgment'
Kant's Critique of Judgment has often been interpreted by scholars as comprising separate treatments of three uneasily connected topics: beauty, biology, and empirical knowledge. Rachel Zuckert's book interprets the Critique as a unified argument concerning all three domains. She argues that on Kant's view, human beings demonstrate a distinctive cognitive ability in appreciating beauty and understanding organic life: an ability to anticipate a whole that we do not completely understand according to preconceived categories. This ability is necessary, moreover, for human beings to gain knowledge of nature in its empirical character as it is, not as we might assume it to be. Her wide-ranging and original study will be valuable for readers in all areas of Kant's philosophy.
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Adam Aesthetic Judgement Aesthetics and Art Art Criticism Berlin Biological British Journal Cambridge University Press Chicago Press Claims Cohen and Paul Critique of Judgment Critique of Practical Critique of Pure Daniel Dependent Beauty Enquiry Eric Watkins Essays in Kant’s Form George Gruyter Hackett Harmony Harvard University Press Haven History of Philosophy Indianapolis John Journal of Aesthetics Journal of Philosophy Kant Kant’s Aesthetics Kant’s Critique Kant’s System Kant’s Theory Kritik der Urteilskraft Lanham Leibniz Liberal Arts Logic London Mary Gregor Metaphysics Metaphysics of Morals Michael Moral Nature and Freedom Organisms Ottawa Oxford University Press Palo Alto Paul Guyer Philip Philosophy 30 supplement Pleasure Practical Philosophy Practical Reason Principle Problem Pure Reason Reflective Judgment Richard Robert Role Routledge Sciences Significance Smith Southern Journal Stanford University Press supplement 1991 System of Nature Ted Cohen Teleological Judgment Teleology Theory of Taste Unity University of Chicago Views Yale University Press York