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Critique of Judgement

Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106795.2004.x


A esthetics, philosophy of science The third and last critique in Kant 's critical philosophy. First published in 1790, the Critique of Judgement is an examination of the power or faculty of judgment , that is, the possibility of making judgments. This issue is related to the schematism of the first critique. Kant divides judgment into two kinds: a determinant judgment applies a rule or concept to particular instances, and a reflective judgment(or judgment of reflection) discovers the rule or concept under which a given particular instance falls. The thinking in determinant judgment is from the universal to the particular, but in reflective judgment, the thinking is from the particular to the universal. The Critique of Judgement concerns reflective judgment, especially its two most problematic forms: aesthetic judgment and teleological judgment. The book is divided into two parts: the critique of aesthetic judgment of taste , and the critique of teleological judgment. Each has its own analytic and dialectic. There are generally two approaches to the third Critique . One approach emphasizes its role in the whole critical enterprise. The first critique discussed the realm of nature, the second the realm of freedom, and the third is viewed as a bridge that combines these two realms and completes the critical philosophy. The other approach focuses on the critique of aesthetic ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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