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Summary Kant's major work in aesthetics is the Critique of the Aesthetic Power of Judgment, which comprises roughly the first half of the Critique of the Power of Judgment (1790; also known as "the third Critique", after the Critique of Pure Reason (1781/1787) and Critique of Practical Reason (1788)).  The main task of this work is to provide an analysis of aesthetic judgment concerning the beautiful and the sublime, and an account of its epistemic and moral significance.  Kant indicates that his analysis of the "judgment of taste" -- which specifically refers to our enjoyment of beauty -- is the "most important" part of the work, apparently because he thinks it promises to reveal something about our cognitive capacities that his previous work in epistemology and philosophy of mind lacked the resources to reveal (see Critique of the Power of Judgment 5:169 and 5:213).    Despite considerable interpretive controversy over the systematic ambitions of the analysis of taste, Kant was evidently interested in aesthetics for its own sake as well.  At any rate, he made major contributions to what was then a burgeoning area of philosophical inquiry.  He had clearly studied closely the developments in aesthetics from Britain from earlier in the 18th century.  Kant's Critique of the Aesthetic Power of Judgment contains a principled account of the difference between the sublime and beautiful that marks a clear conceptual alternative to that of his predecessors.  He also takes on some of the distinctive issues about beauty and sublimity in art (as opposed to nature), which bear less directly on the systematic ambitions of critical philosophy -- e.g., the role of genius, and the distinct expressive resources of various media.     Kant's earlier work in aesthetics, Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime (1764) has somewhat more limited ambitions.  It is not a systematic work at all, and does not make bold claims about the epistemic and moral significance of aesthetic pleasure.  Rather it aims to provide a putatively descriptive catalogue of the "beautiful" and "sublime" qualities of human beings according to sex, nationality, and race; hence it perhaps belongs more to Kant's efforts in anthropology, rather than aesthetics per se.  
Key works In addition to Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment (1790) and Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime (1764), readers can find some discussion of aesthetics -- mostly as regards the sublime -- in Kant's works in moral philosophy.   Kant's work in aesthetics follows on several decades of keen work on the topic in Britain from earlier in the the 18th century.  Key works from the British tradition include: Joseph Addison, "The Pleasures of the Imagination" (published in The Spectator, 1712); Francis Hutcheson, Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1725); Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful (1757); and David Hume, "Of the Standard of Taste" (1757).  He was also influenced by aesthetics as it developed in the German tradition, especially Alexander Baumgarten's Aesthetica (1750/1758) which Kant employed as a textbook in his lectures.  
Introductions For an examination of Kant's aesthetics in historical context, see Guyer 1993.  For a collection of articles on the significance of Kant's analysis of taste for epistemology and philosophy of mind, see Kukla 2006.
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  1. Josh Anon & Ellen Anon (2010). Aperture 3 Portable Genius. Wiley.
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  2. F. C. Bartlett (1932). The Psychology of Men of Genius. The Eugenics Review 23 (4):348.
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  3. B. Bell (1982). Is Chesterton's Genius Denied Among Chestertonians Because He Had a Genius to Amuse? The Chesterton Review 8 (3):275-276.
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  4. Gernot Böhme (2003). Contribution to the Critique of the Aesthetic Economy. Thesis Eleven 73 (1):71-82.
    This article charts the emergence since the 1950s of a new value category, staging value, which arises when capitalism moves from addressing people's needs to exploiting their desires. Staging values serve the intensification and heightening of life rather than the satisfaction of primary needs. The article reevaluates successive theories on the relationship between aesthetics and the economy in the light of these changes, and suggests the continued relevance of critical theory in the era of the aesthetic economy.
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  5. John W. Burbidge (1994). The Genesis of Kant's Critique of Judgment. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 47 (4):851-852.
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  6. William Forbes Cooley (1915). Urck's The Man of Genius. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 12 (20):553.
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  7. Stephen F. Davis, Scott A. Bailey, Angela H. Becker & Cathy A. Grover (1990). Taste/Taste Potentiation as a Function of Age and Stimulus Intensity. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 28 (3):201-203.
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  8. Max Deutscher (2012). In Sensible Judgment. Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 16 (1):203-225.
    The article focuses on the support to the position of Hannah Arendt that taste and feelings have roles in having sensible judgment. It mentions the pleasure that are derived from judgment such as aesthetic judgment and judging what is right. It states that Arendt argues that judgment should be used to defeat moral epithets.
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  9. Leonel Ribeiro dos Santos (1992). La Vivencia de Lo Sublime y la Experiencia Moral En Kant. Anales Del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía 9:115.
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  10. Alessandro Ferrara (2008). The Force of the Example: Explorations in the Paradigm of Judgment. Columbia University Press.
    Whereas exemplarity has long been thought to belong to the domain of aesthetics, this book explores the other uses to which it can be put in our philosophical predicament, especially in the field of politics.
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  11. Charles F. Flaherty & Bruce R. Lombardi (1977). Effect of Prior Differential Taste Experience on Retention of Taste Quality. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 9 (6):391-394.
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  12. Hannah Ginsborg (2002). Critique of the Power of Judgment. [REVIEW] Philosophical Review 111 (3):429-435.
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  13. Bruce P. Halpern (2002). Taste. In J. Wixted & H. Pashler (eds.), Stevens' Handbook of Experimental Psychology. Wiley.
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  14. Antoine Hennion, Geneviève Teil & Frédéric Vergnaud (2005). Questions of Taste. In Bruno Latour & Peter Weibel (eds.), Making Things Public. Mit Press. 670--677.
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  15. Ronald Hepburn (forthcoming). The Concept of the Sublime: Has It Any Relevance for Philosophy Today? Dialectics and Humanism.
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  16. Ryan Johnson (2011). An Accord in/on Kantian Aesthetics. Kritike: An Online Journal of Philosophy 5 (1):117-135.
    Kant’s Critique of Judgment is a storehouse full of provocative concepts and structures, which is why, since at least the 1970’s, many contemporary Kant scholars and philosophers of other sorts have attempted to mine and explicate this text to varying degrees of success. Among these concepts and structures, there are a few that continue to evade complete elucidation. One of the most well tread, albeit still contested, grounds that appears in the third Critique is “purposiveness without purpose.” Picking up from (...)
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  17. F. Nowell Jones & Maxine J. Marcus (1961). The Subject Effect in Judgments of Subjective Magnitude. Journal of Experimental Psychology 61 (1):40.
  18. Norman T. Jorgensen (1930). Aesthetic Judgment. Modern Schoolman 6 (2):38-38.
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  19. Edward Eugene Kleist (1994). Contemplation and Judgment in Kant's Aesthetics. Dissertation, Boston College
    The Critique of Judgment aims to account for the affective sharing of a common world of appearance. To accomplish this project, Kant retrieves a connection between contemplation and judgment which had lain dormant in the philosophical tradition since the time of Plato. Kant rescues the theme of contemplatio or $\theta\varepsilon\omega\rho\acute\iota\alpha$ from the Neo-platonist tradition culminating in Leibniz and Shaftesbury. This tradition took beauty as the motivation for an intuitive assimilation to the order of ideas, which are understood as principles for (...)
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  20. David Knight (1990). Genius: The History of an Idea. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 23 (3):348-349.
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  21. Jorge Larraín (2012). Ricardo Camargo. El Sublime Re-Torno de la (Crítica de la) Ideología. De Platón a ŽIžEk. Revista de Filosofia 68:203-226.
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  22. Béatrice Longuenesse (2003). Kant’s Theory of Taste: A Reading of the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment. [REVIEW] Journal of Philosophy 100 (9):487-492.
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  23. Eiji Makino (2008). Kulturphilosophe und die Kritik der gefühlsreichen Vernunft. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 36:223-232.
    This discourse aims to consider the relationship between culture and emotion in light of cultural philosophy by analyzing the sublime emotion,which is an emotional expression of human beings. Firstly,consideration will be given to the necessity of analyzing the sublime emotion in terms of the cultural,social and political aspects of present-day Japan. Secondly, the double-barreled characteristics of the sublime emotion, which have been lost amidst the globalizing trends of the day, will be clarified. In this regard, in particular, I would like (...)
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  24. Douglas Mao (2011). Unoriginal Genius: Poetry by Other Means in the New Century. Common Knowledge 17 (3):544-544.
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  25. Peter McCormick (1996). Le Sublime Et la Fiction. Philosophiques 23 (1):93-112.
    Il y a des oeuvres d'art poétiques, et en particulier quelques poèmes modernistes, qui nous offrent des représentations du sublime dans un de ses aspects les plus problématiques. Cet aspect comporte la simultanéité des éléments à la fois subjectifs et objectifs. Mais comment peut-on comprendre le sublime sous ce double masque ? Comment se fait-il que le sublime puis- se être à la/ois objectif et subjectif? Dans cet article je propose d'articuler ces deux aspects du sublime en ayant recours aux (...)
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  26. Ray Mcdermott (2004). Materials for a Confrontation with Genius as a Personal Identity. Ethos 32 (2):278-288.
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  27. Jon A. Mjöen (1926). Genius as a Biological Problem. The Eugenics Review 17 (4):242.
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  28. Amy A. Oliver (2014). Context and Kant in the Aesthetics of José Enrique Rodó and Samuel Ramos. Symposium 18 (1):65-76.
    In the classic essays Ariel and Filosofía de la vida artística , the Uruguayan José Enrique Rodó and the Mexican Samuel Ramos present distinctive and divergent claims about aesthetics. While Rodó asserts the existence of an innate and abundant aesthetic sensibility among Latin Americans, Ramos believes that aesthetic experience is relatively rare and that aesthetic sensibility needs to be cultivated. While historical grounding in the Latin American context is missing in the works of both Rodó and Ramos, Ariel contains an (...)
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  29. Michèle Ollivier & Viviana Fridman (2001). Taste and Taste Culture. In N. J. Smelser & B. Baltes (eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 23--15442.
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  30. Jozef Pauer (2009). The Sublime, Conflict and Its Transformation. Filozofia 64 (9):839-848.
    The paper is a discussion of tragedy as an analogy to the tragism of life which has its roots in the conflicts between individual freedom and power, love and hatred. Further, it examines the constructive and destructive elements of tragedy, i.e. love and hatred, as well as the roles the law, necessity and the sublime play in tragedy. It also outlines the interconnection and mutual interdependence of freedom, necessity, immortality and the sublime It also shows, how the crisis is transformed (...)
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  31. Bernat Castany Prado (2013). Sublimidad y nihilismo en la cultura del Barroco. Revista de Filosofía (Madrid) 37 (2):91-110.
    Este trabajo estudia el concepto de “lo sublime” en la cultura barroca, con el objetivo de demostrar que, aunque no fue teorizado sistemáticamente hasta el siglo XVIII, este cobró durante el siglo XVII una centralidad y, sobre todo, un significado filosófico semejantes a los que se impondrían posteriormente y que, según veremos, está estrechamente ligado con el concepto de “nihilismo”.
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  32. J. B. R. (1961). Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 14 (3):569-569.
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  33. Anthony L. Riley, W. J. Jacobs & John P. Mastropaolo (1983). The Effects of Extensive Taste Preexposure on the Acquisition of Conditioned Taste Aversions. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 21 (3):221-224.
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  34. D. Robbins (2006). Introduction: A Social Critique of Judgement. Theory, Culture and Society 23 (6):1-24.
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  35. David Roberts (1994). Sublime Theories: Reason and Imagination in Modernity. In Gillian Robinson & John F. Rundell (eds.), Rethinking Imagination: Culture and Creativity. Routledge. 171--85.
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  36. Andrew Robinson (2011). Genius: A Very Short Introduction. Oup Oxford.
    Genius is highly individual and unique yet it shares a compelling quality. In this intriguing introduction Andrew Robinson uses the life and work of familiar geniuses - and some less familiar - to consider what their achievements have in common; whether its heredity, education, hard work, intelligence or just plain luck.
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  37. Alison Ross, The Kantian Sublime and the Problem of the Political.
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  38. O. Rossi (1998). Life, Genius and the Work of Art. Analecta Husserliana 59:145-158.
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  39. Pascal Sauvayre & Barbara Forbes (2003). On the Dialectics of Imagination: Nijinsky's Sublime Defeat. In J. Philips & James Morley (eds.), Imagination and its Pathologies. Mit Press. 233.
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  40. Roger Stuewer (1985). Rutherford: Simple Genius. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Science 18 (3):357-360.
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  41. Claude Therien (2010). Aesthetic Judgment Under the Pressure of Modern Life Following Simmel and Valery. Revue Philosophique De Louvain 108 (4):639-661.
  42. Evy Varsamopoulou (2007). The Justice of Judgement. Philosophical Inquiry 29 (1-2):140-152.
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  43. Martin Weatherston (1996). Kant's Assessment of Music in the Critique of Judgment. British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (1):56-65.
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  44. Ralph Wedgwood (1998). Value Judgement. Philosophical Review 107 (3):447-449.
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  45. Geoffrey Wells (1996). Building Metaphors: Aesthetic Judgment and the Communitarian Critique. The European Legacy 1 (6):1879-1890.
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  46. Christian Helmut Wenzel (2005). An Introduction to Kant's Aesthetics: Core Concepts and Problems. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  47. Maria Werner (2005). Victora Bascha interpretacja Kantowskiej teorii wzniosłości. Filo-Sofija 5 (1(5)):189-201.
    Author: Werner Maria Title: VICTOR BASCH’S INTERPRETATION OF KANTIAN THEORY OF THE SUBLIME (Victora Bascha interpretacja Kantowskiej teorii wzniosłości) Source: Filo-Sofija year: 2005, vol:.5, number: 2005/1, pages: 189-201 Keywords: BASCH, KANT, THEORY OF THE SUBLIME Discipline: PHILOSOPHY Language: POLISH Document type: ARTICLE Publication order reference (Primary author’s office address): E-mail: www:The article shows the critical analysis of the analytics of the sublime from Kant’s Critique of Judgment, presented by V. Basch. In his work Essai critique sur l’esthetique de Kant Basch (...)
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  48. V. S. Wike (1987). The Role of Judgment In Kant's Third Critique. Idealistic Studies 17 (3):231-243.
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  49. Allen W. Wood (2003). Allison, Henry E. Kant’s Theory of Taste: A Reading of the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment. [REVIEW] Review of Metaphysics 56 (3):633-635.
  50. J. Lenore Wright (2003). Review of" The Beautiful Shape of the Good: Platonic and Pythagorean Themes in Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment". [REVIEW] Essays in Philosophy 4 (2):1.
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