The Moral Value of Artistic Beauty in Kant

Kantian Review 16 (1):113-126 (2011)
In the third Critique, Kant argues that it is to take an immediate interest in natural beauty, because it indicates an interest in harmony between nature and moral freedom. He, however, denies that there can be a similarly significant interest in artistic beauty. I argue that Kant ought not to deny this value to artistic beauty because his account of fine art as the joint product of the of genius and the discipline of taste commits him to the claim that artistic beauty expresses such a harmony between nature and freedom
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