Kant, Critique of the Power of Judgment

C. Beisbart, winter term 2007, Tue, Wed, Thu, 15:00 - 16:40, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, from Sep 18 - Oct 11.


In the Preface to his third Critique, the "Critique of the Power of Judgment", Kant wrote: "Thus with this I bring my entire critical enterprise to an end." The third Critique, first published in 1790, is thus, in a sense, the keystone of Kant's critical philosophy. It comes in two parts: Whereas the first part develops Kant's views of aesthetic judgments, the second part is about teleological thinking as regards Nature.

In this seminar, we are going to read and discuss central pieces of Kant's third Critique. Particular emphasis is laid upon Kant's aesthetics. We are going to put Kant's views into perspective by comparing to a few ideas by Aristotle, Schiller and Hegel. But my aim is also to give an overview over the whole Critique.

Important Information:

Basic Information on the Course
Slides and more
I showed some of these slides in the course, others take up issues that were discussed in the course.