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The Possibility of Culture: Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant's Aesthetics

The Possibility of Culture: Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant's Aesthetics

Bradley Murray

ISBN: 978-1-118-95065-4

Jun 2015

160 pages

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$99.95

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The Possibility of Culture: Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant’s Aesthetics presents an in-depth exploration and deconstruction of Kant’s depiction of the ways in which aesthetic pursuits can promote personal moral development.

  • Presents an in-depth exploration of the connection between Kant’s aesthetics and his views on moral development
  • Reveals the links between Kant’s aesthetics and his anthropology and moral psychology
  • Explores Kant’s notion of genius and his views on the connections between the social aspects of taste and moral development
  • Addresses aspects of Kant’s ethical theory that will interest scholars working in ethics and moral psychology
Acknowledgements viii

Note on Citations ix

Introduction 1

1 Aesthetics and Culture in Context 13

2 Beauty and Love 31

3 Beauty and Disinterestedness 46

4 Art, Genius, and Abstraction 66

5 Sublimity and Esteem 84

6 Choosing Culture Over Happiness 105

7 Conclusion 122

Bibliography 138

Index 143