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The Kantian Aesthetic: From Knowledge to the Avant-Garde

Paul Crowther


This book explains the perceptual knowledge involved in aesthetic judgements. It does so by linking Kant's aesthetics to a critically upgraded account of his theory of knowledge. This upgraded theory emphasizes conceptual and imaginative structures, which Kant terms respectively, ‘categories’ and ‘schemata’. By describing examples of aesthetic judgement, it is shown that these judgements must involve categories and fundamental schemata (even though Kant himself, and most other commentators, have not fully appreciated the fact). It is argued, in turn, that this shows the aesthetic to be not jus ... More

Keywords: aesthetic judgement, perceptual, categories, schemata, universal validity, art, aesthetic ideas, genius, comparative, avant-garde

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199579976
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Crowther, author
National University of Ireland, Galway
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