Title

Immanuel kant's aesthetics: Beginnings and ends

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2020

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x557373488288)

Abstract

Immanuel Kant and his work occupied a space at the crossroads of several important movements in philosophy. In this essay, I look at two important crossroads in aesthetics. First, the subjective turn in aesthetics, when the focus on aesthetic objects (and events) was rebalanced with the focus on the subject's experience of such objects, the weight shifting from the objective to the subjective. Second, after many years and many theories advancing the view that universality of judgment could be achieved, at least in part, through adoption of the appropriate perspective - or attitude - when considering a particular aesthetic object, Kant offers us perhaps the most sophisticated view of disinterestedness of any, and as he does so he solidifies that tradition, bringing it to its culmination, and ushers in the beginning of its end.

Publication Title

Con-textos Kantianos

Issue

12

First Page

123

Last Page

142

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.5281/zenodo.4304065

E-ISSN

23867655

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