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Hannah Ginsborg

The fourteen essays in this book deal with a variety of interpretive and philosophical issues raised by the Critique of Judgement.1 While each essay addresses a particular topic of discussion associated with Kant’s aesthetics, theory of cognition, or philosophy of biology, the essays collectively are animated by two overarching aims. The first is to offer a reading of the third Critique which presents it as a unified philosophical work and, more specifically, as one which deserves its title: that is, as concerned not just with two particular forms of judgement, aesthetic and teleological, but about our capacity to judge in a more general sense. Kant thinks of the faculty of judgement as a fundamental faculty of the mind, on...

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