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Kant and the Reorientation of Aesthetics: Finding the World

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2018.03.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joseph J. Tinguely, Kant and the Reorientation of Aesthetics: Finding the World, Routledge, 2018, 233 pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138081970. Reviewed by Brent Kalar, University of New Mexico Joseph Tinguely's fine book makes a strong case that the affective domain plays an essential role in the human intentional relation to the empirical world. He shows how Kant's critical philosophy not only makes an original connection between affectivity and intentionality, but also uniquely emphasizes the way in which the affects can be subject to normativity. Tinguely's stated aim is laudably modest. He does not claim to have necessarily captured Kant's actual intentions or provided a complete theory of affective intentionality, but only to have provisionally opened up a new area for investigation that is of general philosophical interest (25-29). Indeed, his account does seem incomplete in places. Nevertheless, this. . .

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