Der inhaltliche Zusammenhang der vier Momente des ästhetischen Urteils über das Schöne bei Kant

This entry is part 6 of 33 in the series Vol 2-2017

Abstract: In the Analytics of the Beautiful Kant continues his transcendental philosophical work. Hence from the transcendental standpoint objects are „given“ for us only if the conditions of the possibility of experience, here the aesthetic experience, are met. In the moments („Momente“) of aesthetical judgement Kant thus differentiates under which conditions something („etwas“) becomes for us a beautiful object. These moments are connected with each other, as the article will show, with regard to content (not only with regard to form) and thus build a complex of conditions for the necessary and general validity of aesthetical judgement. The complex represents an unity, because and as far as the determination of the ground of the satisfaction („Grund des Wohlgefallens“) is concerned. In addition it has to be differentiated as far as normative claims from the standpoint of theoretical and practical reason, „freies Spiel“ and „Zweckmäßigkeit“, are implemented. These claims are connected again at the ground („im Grunde“) like a situation (freies Spiel) which is regarded as an effect connected with the final cause („causa finalis“) of this situation or effect. So the programmatical expectations of the introduction of the „Critique of the Power of Judgement“ (mediation, „Vermittlung“, respectively bridge over the gap, „Überbrückung der Kluft“) are fulfilled already in the Analytics of the Beautiful.

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