Kant's Concept of Genius: Its Origin and Function in the Third Critique (Continuum Studies in Philosophy #34) (Paperback)

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Kant's Concept of Genius: Its Origin and Function in the Third Critique (Continuum Studies in Philosophy #34) (Paperback)

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While many studies have chronicled the Romantic legacy of artistic genius, this book uncovers the roots of the concept of genius in Kant's third Critique, alongside the development of his understanding of nature. Paul Bruno addresses a genuine gap in the existing scholarship by exploring the origins of Kant's thought on aesthetic judgment and particularly the artist. The development of the word 'genius' and its intimate association with the artist played itself out in a rich cultural context, a context that is inescapably significant in Western thought. Bruno shows how in many ways we are still interrogating the ways in which a nature governed by physical laws can be reconciled with a spirit of human creativity and freedom. This book leads us to a better understanding of the centrality of understanding the modern artistic enterprise, characterized as it is by creativity, for modern conceptions of the self.
Paul Bruno is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Framingham State College, Massachusetts, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9781441132543
ISBN-10: 1441132546
Publisher: Continuum
Publication Date: October 27th, 2011
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Continuum Studies in Philosophy