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Philosophische Zeitschrift der Kant-Gesellschaft

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The Harmony of the Faculties

Fred L Rush Jr1

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Citation Information: Kant Studien. Volume 92, Issue 1, Pages 38–61, ISSN (Online) 1613-1134, ISSN (Print) 0022-8877, DOI: 10.1515/kant.92.1.38, February 2008

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2008-02-28

Abstract

The primary task confronting an examination of the claimed connection between Kant's general theory of cognition and his account of aesthetic judgment requires clarifying perhaps the most obscure component of that account, the doctrine of the harmony of the faculties. Kant's presentation of this doctrine makes it notoriously difficult to penetrate. Much of what Kant says about the harmony of the faculties – perhaps the very phrase “the harmony of the faculties” – is rather imprecise and metaphorical. Yet, the importance of a correct understanding of the harmony of the faculties to assessing both the merits of Kant's aesthetic theory and his claims for the epistemological significance of reflection is difficult to overstate, for it is precisely this state of harmony that ultimately grounds the validity of judgments of taste and does so in virtue of being a state in which the most general prerequisites to conceptual judgment are present.

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