A Comment on the Mechanism of the Generation of Aesthetic Ideas in Kant's Critique of Judgment

Brown, Steven Ravett (2000) A Comment on the Mechanism of the Generation of Aesthetic Ideas in Kant's Critique of Judgment. [Journal (Paginated)] (In Press)

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In Kant's Critique of Judgment (CJ), the actual mechanism of the construction of aesthetic ideas is only briefly sketched. I suggest that there may be a connection between certain aspects of Sections 49 and 59, such that the creation of aesthetic ideas can be related to the process of "symbolic hypotyposis" (¤59.2). I will argue that the process of symbolic hypotyposis relates to the formation of aesthetic attributes, as symbols, through an analogical process; that a symbol acts, in effect, as one part of the four parts of an analogy, and that the aesthetic idea may result from the application of the process of analogy. I will suggest that aesthetic attributes may, in some cases, function as symbols, and induce what I will term "conceptual overflow," in which the normal contents of the symbol are supplemented through the analogical process.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Kant, Critique of Judgment, aesthetic ideas, symbolic hypotyposis, analogy
Subjects:Philosophy > Epistemology
ID Code:1001
Deposited By: Brown, Dr. Steven Ravett
Deposited On:11 Oct 2000
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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