Kant's Philosophies of Judgement. By DOUGLASBURNHAM. Edinburgh U.P. 2004. pp. vi + 213. £49.99 (hbk).

THIS IS an ambitious but frustrating book. It offers a general approach to Kant's theory of judgement that is clearly influenced by the ‘continental’ tradition of Kant interpretation beginning with Heidegger, although it makes no explicit reference to its possible sources beyond an initial acknowledgement in the Introduction. It culminates with a study of Kant's aesthetics and its place in Kant's thought as a whole, but makes no reference at all to the extensive body of scholarly literature on the Critique of the Power of Judgement that has been published in the last three or four decades, including notable works from the same publisher, such as J. D. McFarland's Kant's Concept of Teleology from 1970 and Eva Schaper's Studies in Kant's Aesthetics from 1979. The...

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