The Possibility of Culture
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The Possibility of Culture

Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant's Aesthetics
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ISBN-13:
9781118950654
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
12.06.2015
Seiten:
160
Autor:
Bradley Murray
Gewicht:
340 g
Format:
160x236x13 mm
Serie:
New Directions in Aesthetics
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

T he Possibility of Culture: Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant's Aesthetics presents an in-depth exploration and deconstruction of Kant's depiction of the ways in which aesthetic pursuits can promote personal moral development.
Some of the most enduring and influential contributions to philosophical aesthetics were made by Immanuel Kant. The Possibility of Culture: Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant's Aesthetics presents an in-depth exploration and deconstruction of Kant's depiction of the ways in which aesthetic pursuits can promote personal moral development. By exploring details of Kant's aesthetic theory alongside his theory of moral development, Kantian scholar Bradley Murray reveals the surprising connections between the philosopher's thoughts on the pleasures of beauty and sublimity and his moral psychology and anthropology. Other topics explored include current approaches to Kantian aesthetics, Kant's arguments for the pursuit of culture over pleasure, the moral implications of pursuing the pleasure of beauty and Kant's notion of genius. Offering innovative perspectives on Kantian philosophy, The Possibility of Culture sheds new light on the writings of an important figure whose philosophical concepts continue to shape Western thought.
Acknowledgements viii
Note on Citations ix
Introduction 1
1 Aesthetics and Culture in Context 13
2 Beauty and Love 31
3 Beauty and Disinterestedness 46
4 Art, Genius, and Abstraction 66
5 Sublimity and Esteem 84
6 Choosing Culture Over Happiness 105
7 Conclusion 122
Bibliography 138
Index 143
T he Possibility of Culture: Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant's Aesthetics presents an in-depth exploration and deconstruction of Kant's depiction of the ways in which aesthetic pursuits can promote personal moral development.
Presents an in-depth exploration of the connection between Kant's aesthetics and his views on moral development
Reveals the links between Kant's aesthetics and his anthropology and moral psychology
Explores Kant's notion of genius and his views on the connections between the social aspects of taste and moral development
Addresses aspects of Kant's ethical theory that will interest scholars working in ethics and moral psychology