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Expressions of Judgment

An Essay on Kant's Aesthetics

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674368200

Publication Date: 01/06/2015


144 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


In this elegant and pellucid essay, Eli Friedlander offers the most compelling defense to date of the classic, Goethean thesis that aesthetic reflective judgment does the great work of mediating and reconciling—of bringing into meaningful conversation with one another—the dualisms that score Kant’s critical philosophy, above all the wrenching dualism between nature and culture, that we are free and self-determining creatures inhabiting living bodies within a living and mechanical universe. Bracing.—Jay Bernstein, New School for Social Research

Friedlander’s Expressions of Judgment is the most illuminating single work on Kant’s Third Critique that I have read. The book achieves a rare combination of overall perspicuity and clarity at the level of the individual sentence that repeatedly builds towards moments of penetrating insight, and thereby brings out aspects of Kant’s thought and worldview from which the most experienced scholar is as likely to derive insight as is the new student.—Stephen Mulhall, Oxford University

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