Kant and the Power of Imagination
By (author) Jane Kneller
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Kant and the Power of Imagination by Jane Kneller
Book DescriptionIn this book Jane Kneller focuses on the role of imagination as a creative power in Kant's aesthetics and in his overall philosophical enterprise. She analyzes Kant's account of imaginative freedom and the relation between imaginative free play and human social and moral development, showing various ways in which his aesthetics of disinterested reflection produce moral interests. She situates these aspects of his aesthetic theory within the context of German aesthetics of the eighteenth century, arguing that Kant's contribution is a bridge between early theories of aesthetic moral education and the early Romanticism of the last decade of that century. In so doing, her book brings the two most important German philosophers of Enlightenment and Romanticism, Kant and Novalis, into dialogue. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers in both Kant studies and German philosophy of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521851435
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jane Kneller
Kant and the Power of Imagination, Paperback (October 2009)
An exploration of imagination as a creative power in Kant's aesthetics and his philosophical enterprise.
Novalis: Fichte Studies, Hardback (August 2003)» View all books by Jane Kneller
The first complete English translation of Novalis' powerful, creative and sustained critique of Fichtean philosophy.
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Author Biography - Jane Kneller
Jane Kneller is Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University. She is editor and translator of Novalis: Fichte Studies (2003) in the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy series.
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