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Kant and the experience of freedom : essays on aesthetics and morality

Responsibility Paul Guyer
Material Type Book
Publisher Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press
Year 1993
Language English
Size xv, 449 p. ; 24 cm
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 aestheti... 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).
'This is a collection of ten essays concerned with how the post-1788 Kant came to understand important connections between aesthetics and morality. All are deeply informed, immensely interesting and, for those serious about Kantian ethics and aesthetics required reading'--Philosophical Books
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: pbk. Central Library ASRS 005211997000976 哲学/346/398 1996

Central Library 2A 068582194006638 134.2/G 59/1 1993

Central Library ASRS 068152193020355 Z 00/G/70 1993

Bibliographic details

Notes "First paperback edition 1996."--t.p. verso
Bibliography: p. 433-440
Includes index
Authors *Guyer, Paul, 1948-
Subjects LCSH:Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 -- Aesthetics  All Subject Search
LCSH:Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 -- Ethics  All Subject Search
LCSH:Aesthetics, Modern -- 18th century  All Subject Search
LCSH:Ethics, Modern -- 18th century  All Subject Search
LCSH:Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 -- Contributions in doctrine of free will and determinism  All Subject Search
LCSH:Free will and determinism
Classification NDC8:134.2
ID 1000058809
ISBN 0521414318
NCID BA20498826
Vol : hbk ; ISBN:0521414318
: pbk ; ISBN:0521568331
Created Date 2009.09.10
Modified Date 2009.09.10

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