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Kant and the Faculty of Feeling

Kant and the Faculty of Feeling

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Diane Williamson, Alix Cohen, Wiebke Deimling, Jeanine M. Grenberg, Janelle DeWitt, Allen W. Wood, Patrick Frierson, Kristi Sweet, Paul Guyer, Katerina Deligiorgi, Robert R. Clewis, Kelly Sorensen, Rachel Zuckert
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  • Date Published: April 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107178229

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  • Kant stated that there are three mental faculties: cognition, feeling, and desire. The faculty of feeling has received the least scholarly attention, despite its importance in Kant's broader thought, and this volume of new essays is the first to present multiple perspectives on a number of important questions about it. Why does Kant come to believe that feeling must be described as a separate faculty? What is the relationship between feeling and cognition, on the one hand, and desire, on the other? What is the nature of feeling? What do the most discussed Kantian feelings, such as respect and sublimity, tell us about the nature of feeling for Kant? And what about other important feelings that have been overlooked or mischaracterized by commentators, such as enthusiasm and hope? This collaborative and authoritative volume will appeal to Kant scholars, historians of philosophy, and those working on topics in ethics, aesthetics, and emotions.

    • The first essay collection devoted to Kant's philosophy of the mental faculty of feeling, a topic highly relevant to ethics, aesthetics, and the emotions
    • Brings together leading scholars to address key questions and engage with each other's work
    • Contextualises the faculty of feeling within Kant's Anthropology from a Pragmatic Viewpoint and within his wider thought
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107178229
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Diane Williamson
    1. Rational feelings Alix Cohen
    2. Two different kinds of value? Kant on feeling and moral cognition Wiebke Deimling
    3. The practical, cognitive import of feeling: a phenomenological account Jeanine M. Grenberg
    4. Feeling and inclination: rationalizing the animal within Janelle DeWitt
    5. Feeling and desire in the human animal Allen W. Wood
    6. 'A new sort of a priori principles': psychological taxonomies and the origin of the third Critique Patrick Frierson
    7. Between cognition and morality: pleasure as 'transition' in Kant's critical system Kristi Sweet
    8. What is it like to experience the beautiful and sublime? Paul Guyer
    9. How to feel a judgment: the sublime and its architectonic significance Katerina Deligiorgi
    10. The feeling of enthusiasm Robert R. Clewis
    11. Sympathy, love, and the faculty of feeling Kelly Sorensen
    12. Respect, in every respect Diane Williamson
    13. Is Kantian hope a feeling? Rachel Zuckert.

  • Editors

    Kelly Sorensen, Ursinus College, Pennsylvania
    Kelly Sorensen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Ursinus College, Pennsylvania. His work has been published in numerous journals including Kantian Review, The Journal of Philosophy, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.

    Diane Williamson, Syracuse University, New York
    Diane Williamson is the author of Kant's Theory of Emotion: Emotional Universalism (2015).


    Diane Williamson, Alix Cohen, Wiebke Deimling, Jeanine M. Grenberg, Janelle DeWitt, Allen W. Wood, Patrick Frierson, Kristi Sweet, Paul Guyer, Katerina Deligiorgi, Robert R. Clewis, Kelly Sorensen, Rachel Zuckert

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