Critique of Judgment

by Immanuel Kant, Werner S. Pluhar (Translator)
Author(s):Immanuel Kant, Werner S. Pluhar (Translator)
Language: English
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Published Date: 1st April, 1987
ISBN: 0872200256
Total Pages: 686

About the book Critique of Judgment

Critique of Judgment is a PHILOSOPHY book which was published by Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. on 1st April, 1987 . Immanuel Kant, Werner S. Pluhar (Translator) are the authors of this book. This book is written in English and has 686 number of pages.

In THE CRITIQUE OF JUDGMENT (1790), Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) seeks to establish the a priori principles underlying the faculty of judgment, just as he did in his previous critiques of pure and practical reason. The first part deals with the subject of our aesthetic sensibility; we respond to certain natural phenomena as beautiful, says Kant, when we recognize in nature a harmonious order that satisfies the mind's own need for order. The second half of the critique concentrates on the apparent teleology in nature's design of organisms. Kant argues that our minds are inclined to see purpose and order in nature and this is the main principle underlying all of our judgments. Although this might imply a super sensible Designer, Kant insists that we cannot prove a supernatural dimension or the existence of God. Such considerations are beyond reason and are solely the province of faith.


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