Kant on Beauty and Biology
An Interpretation of the "Critique of Judgment"
By (author) Rachel Zuckert
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Kant on Beauty and Biology by Rachel Zuckert
Book DescriptionKant's Critique of Judgment has often been interpreted by scholars as comprising separate treatments of three uneasily connected topics: beauty, biology, and empirical knowledge. Rachel Zuckert's book interprets the Critique as a unified argument concerning all three domains. She argues that on Kant's view, human beings demonstrate a distinctive cognitive ability in appreciating beauty and understanding organic life: an ability to anticipate a whole that we do not completely understand according to preconceived categories. This ability is necessary, moreover, for human beings to gain knowledge of nature in its empirical character as it is, not as we might assume it to be. Her wide-ranging and original study will be valuable for readers in all areas of Kant's philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521865890
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A wide-ranging and original interpretation of Kant's Critique of Judgment.
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Author Biography - Rachel Zuckert
Rachel Zuckert is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University.
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