Expressions of Judgment: An Essay on Kant's Aesthetics

2015.05.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eli Friedlander, Expressions of Judgment: An Essay on Kant's Aesthetics, Harvard University Press, 2015, 117pp., $22.95 (hbk),
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2015.05.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eli Friedlander, Expressions of Judgment: An Essay on Kant's Aesthetics, Harvard University Press, 2015, 117pp., $22.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780674368200. Reviewed by Miles Rind, Boston College As the Critique of Judgment is the most loosely and speculatively reasoned of Kant's three Critiques, so does it often attract a loose and speculative vein of commentary. Eli Friedlander's essay is a work in this vein. Readers who are drawn to Kant's text mainly by its suggestiveness and who ask of secondary literature that it draw the various strands of suggestion into a coherent picture, no matter how vague, will find Friedlander's book rewarding. But those who look to secondary literature for the discovery of cogent lines of argumentation in the text or for the resolution of interpretative perplexities will be disappointed. The book comprises an introduction and four chapters. In the introduction, Friedlander compares the. . .

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