David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
British Journal of Aesthetics 47 (2):199-214 (2007)
The paper distinguishes between two different senses of ‘genius’ found in Kant's Critique of Judgement, and criticizes an argument commonly attributed to Kant. The argument is in support of the conclusion that an agent must possess and employ genius in the ‘productive faculty’ sense in order to produce an artwork. It is shown that Kant did not in fact make this argument. He defended a different claim concerning the need to employ the concept of a productive faculty of genius in order to make pure judgements of taste concerning artworks. I conclude with the suggestion that there are indications in Kant's theory of a significant departure from a tradition of thought according to which there is something essentially mysterious about the possibility of the production of fine art.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Christopher Dowling (2011). Zangwill, Moderate Formalism, and Another Look at Kant's Aesthetic. Kantian Review 15 (2):90-117.
Margit Ruffing (2009). Kant-Bibliographie 2007. Kant-Studien 100 (4):526-564.
Similar books and articles
Dabney Townsend (2003). Cohen on Kant's Aesthetic Judgements. British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (1):75-79.
Alexander Rueger (2007). Kant and the Aesthetics of Nature. British Journal of Aesthetics 47 (2):138-155.
Immanuel Kant (2007/2005). Critique of Judgement. Oxford University Press.
Mary-Barbara Zeldin (1976). Kant's Theories of Art and Genius. International Studies in Philosophy 8:101-114.
Salim Kemal (1986). Kant and Fine Art: An Essay on Kant and the Philosophy of Fine Art and Culture. Oxford University Press.
Paul Guyer (2011). Gerard and Kant: Influence and Opposition. Journal of Scottish Philosophy 9 (1):59-93.
Lara Ostaric (2010). Works of Genius as Sensible Exhibitions of the Idea of the Highest Good. Kant-Studien 101 (1):22-39.
J. O. Young (2011). Kivy on Musical Genius. British Journal of Aesthetics 51 (1):1-12.
Paul W. Bruno (2010). Kant's Concept of Genius: Its Origin and Function in the Third Critique. Continuum.
Corey W. Dyck (2004). Spirit Without Lines: Kant's Attempt to Reconcile the Genius with Society. Idealistic Studies 34 (2):151-62.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads64 ( #29,776 of 1,692,636 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #75,732 of 1,692,636 )
How can I increase my downloads?