Cambridge University Press (1993)
|Abstract||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 (half being published for the first time) extend and enrich the account of Kant's aesthetics in the author's earlier book, Kant and the Claims of Taste (1979).|
|Keywords||Aesthetics Ethics Free will and determinism|
|Buy the book||$38.11 used (27% off) $38.99 new (26% off) $44.98 direct from Amazon (14% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B2799.A4.G86 1993|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Christian Helmut Wenzel (2009). Kant's Aesthetics: Overview and Recent Literature. Philosophy Compass 4 (3):380-406.
Paul Guyer (2000). Kant on Freedom, Law, and Happiness. Cambridge University Press.
Henry E. Allison (2001). Kant's Theory of Taste: A Reading of the Critique of Aesthetic Judgment. Cambridge University Press.
Alexander Rueger (2007). Kant and the Aesthetics of Nature. British Journal of Aesthetics 47 (2):138-155.
Salim Kemal (1986). Kant and Fine Art: An Essay on Kant and the Philosophy of Fine Art and Culture. Oxford University Press.
Rebecca Kukla (ed.) (2006). Aesthetics and Cognition in Kant's Critical Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Paul Guyer (2006). Kant. Routledge.
Karl Ameriks (1994). Book Review:Kant and the Experience of Freedom: Essays on Aesthetics and Morality. Paul Guyer. [REVIEW] Ethics 105 (1):207-.
Paul Guyer (2005). Values of Beauty: Historical Essays in Aesthetics. Cambridge University Press.
Paul Guyer (1997). Kant and the Claims of Taste. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads56 ( #17,755 of 548,984 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,320 of 548,984 )
How can I increase my downloads?