Imagination and Interpretation in Kant: The Hermeneutical Import of the Critique of Judgment
In this illuminating study of Kant's theory of imagination and its role in interpretation, Rudolf A. Makkreel argues against the commonly held notion that Kant's transcendental philosophy is incompatible with hermeneutics. The charge that Kant's foundational philosophy is inadequate to the task of interpretation can be rebutted, explains Makkreel, if we fully understand the role of imagination in his work. In identifying this role, Makkreel also reevaluates the relationship among Kant's discussions of the feeling of life, common sense, and the purposiveness of history.
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Abbildung According to Kant aesthetic apprehension aesthetic comprehension aesthetic form aesthetic ideas aesthetic imagination aesthetic judgment aesthetic pleasure authentic interpretation Baumgarten beauty biblical hermeneutics causality chapter cognitive faculties common sense concept consciousness Critique of Judgment Critique of Pure culture determinant judgment discussion divinatory doctrinal empirical epistemology French Revolution function Heidegger hermeneutics ideal ideas of reason image formation imagination's inner sense intro intuition involves judgment of taste Kant calls Kant speaks Kant writes Kant's laws Lewis White Beck manifold of sense mathematical Metaphysical mind mode moral normal idea Norman Kemp Smith orientation possible practical reason present principle priori produce Pure Reason purposiveness of nature rational ideas reflective interpretation reflective judgment reflective specification Reflexionen regress relation representations reproduction role schematization sensus communis Subjective Deduction sublime supersensible symbolic synthesis of apprehension teleological ideas teleological judgment temporal theodicy thetic third Critique three syntheses tion tique trans understanding unity universal