The Observer’s Perspective in Kant’s Aesthetic Judgment

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Kant contributed to and commented on the contemporary aesthetic discussions with his critical analysis of the pure judgement of taste. Central to Kant’s argumentation for a transcendental philosophical origin of the pure judgements of taste are his comments to the aestheticisations of European civilisation as well as his critical discussion of contemporary critics of art and beauty. In the Critique of aesthetic Judgement, he set up a critical standard for judgements of taste proposing a new philosophical foundation of aesthetics. The critique of taste analyses how empirical and transcendental judgements of taste make up an important part of civilised European urbanity. As such the critique of aesthetic judgement contains a delimitation of any future philosophically legitimate art criticism.
Original languageDanish
Publication date15 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2019
EventAarhus Kant Week 2019: Reflection and Reflective Judgement in Kant - Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 13 May 201916 May 2019


ConferenceAarhus Kant Week 2019
LocationAarhus Universitet
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