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The Normativity of Nature: Essays on Kant's Critique of Judgement

Hannah Ginsborg


The book consists of thirteen previously published essays, one new essay, and a new introduction. Collectively, the essays present a distinctive interpretation of Kant’s Critique of Judgement as an important contribution to Kant’s theory of cognition and as offering insights relevant to contemporary philosophy. The faculty of judgement, on this interpretation, is the capacity that human beings have to respond to the world in ways that incorporate an awareness of the normativity of those very responses, where the normativity is ‘primitive’ in the sense that it is not based on the prior recognit ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, cognition, intentionality, judgement, Kant, meaning, philosophy of biology, primitive normativity, rule following, teleology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199547975
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Ginsborg, author
University of California, Berkeley