The way it makes us feel: The subsumption model of the Kantian judgement of taste

European Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):1473-1487 (2021)
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In his theory of beauty, Kant introduces the free and harmonious play of the faculties as a kind of judging. This judging should precede the pleasure in the beautiful. But being the determining ground of the judgement of taste, the pleasure should precede the judgement. Regarding this problem, two opposing models have been proposed: Paul Guyer's ‘two-acts model’ and Hannah Ginsborg's ‘one-act model’. I propose a third model that, I argue, resolves the difficulty and does not fall prey to the problems of the other two resolutions: the ‘subsumption model’, according to which the pleasure is followed by a subsumption under the concept ‘beautiful’.

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In Defence of the One-Act View: Reply to Guyer.Hannah Ginsborg - 2017 - British Journal of Aesthetics 57 (4):421-435.
One Act or Two? Hannah Ginsborg on Aesthetic Judgement.Paul Guyer - 2017 - British Journal of Aesthetics 57 (4):407-419.

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