Kristi Sweet, Kant on Freedom, Nature, and Judgment: The Territory of the Third Critique – Cambridge University Press, January 2023 [and open access Introduction]

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Kristi Sweet, Kant on Freedom, Nature, and Judgment: The Territory of the Third Critique – Cambridge University Press, January 2023

Another expensive hardback, but looks interesting…

[update: the Introduction is available open access]

Kant’s Critique of Judgment seems not to be an obviously unified work. Unlike other attempts to comprehend it as a unity, which treat it as serving either practical or theoretical interests, Kristi Sweet’s book posits it as examining a genuinely independent sphere of human life. In her in-depth account of Kant’s Critical philosophical system, Sweet argues that the Critique addresses the question: for what may I hope? The answer is given in Kant’s account of ‘territory,’ a region of experience that both underlies and mediates between freedom and nature. Territory forms the context in which purposiveness without a purpose, the Ideal of Beauty, the sensus communis, genius and aesthetic ideas, and Kant’s conception of life and proof…

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