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Kant's Aesthetic Theory: The Beautiful and Agreeable
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Kant's Aesthetic Theory: The Beautiful and Agreeable Hardcover - 2009 - 1st Edition

by David Berger


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This is an important new monograph on an overlooked aspect of Kant's aesthetic theory, presenting an innovative approach to one of modern philosophy's greatest works. Taste is ordinarily thought of in terms of two very different idioms - a normative idiom of taste as a standard of appraisal and a non-normative idiom of taste as a purely personal matter. Kant attempts to capture this twofold conception of taste within the terms of his mature critical philosophy by distinguishing between the beautiful and the agreeable. Scholars have largely taken Kant's distinction for granted, but David Berger argues that it is both far richer and far more problematic than it may appear. Berger examines in detail Kant's various attempts to distinguish beauty from agreeableness. This approach reveals the complex interplay between Kant's substantive aesthetic theory and his broader views on metaphysics and epistemology. Indeed, Berger argues that the real interest of Kant's distinction between beauty and agreeableness is ultimately epistemological. His interpretation brings Kant's aesthetic theory into dialogue with questions at the heart of contemporary analytic philosophy and shows how philosophical aesthetics can offer fresh insights into contemporary philosophical debates.

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  • Title Kant's Aesthetic Theory: The Beautiful and Agreeable
  • Author David Berger
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition number 1st
  • Edition 1
  • Pages 176
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Continnuum-3PL
  • Date 2009-10-01
  • Features Bibliography, Dust Cover, Index
  • ISBN 9780826435804 / 0826435807
  • Weight 0.94 lbs (0.43 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.21 x 6.14 x 0.44 in (23.39 x 15.60 x 1.12 cm)
  • Themes
    • Aspects (Academic): Philosophical
    • Chronological Period: Modern
  • Library of Congress subjects Aesthetics, Modern - 18th century, Kant, Immanuel - Aesthetics
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2008048860
  • Dewey Decimal Code 111.850

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  • Choice, 11/01/2010, Page 0

About the author

David Berger teaches philosophy at the University of Michigan, USA.
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