Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime

Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and Sublime

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When originally published in 1960, this was the first complete English translation since 1799 of Kant's early work on aesthetics. More literary than philosophical, Observations shows Kant as a man of feeling rather than the dry thinker he often seemed to readers of the three Critiques.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 133 x 184 x 11mm | 136g
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0520240782
  • 9780520240780
  • 313,717

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"This early aesthetic work of Kant. . . is clearly and simply written and shows a deep understanding of human nature. What emerges from its pages is that far from being a dry-as-dust pedant, Kant was a man of warmth, feeling, and humor, who possessed an acute sensitivity for the different shades of aesthetic experience. . . . The "Observations "contains a comprehensive introduction by the translator, as well as notes by him. If it is not the omega of Kant's aesthetic theory, it is certainly the alpha."--W. Mays, "Philosophical Books"
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About Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) published his Critique of Pure Reason in 1781, the Critique of Practical Reason in 1788, and the Critique of Judgment in 1790. John T. Goldthwait was Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, and the author of Values: What They Are and How We Know Them (1996)
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