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Very thought provoking, thanks for making it available here.
P.S. The direct “html” link didn’t work for me. I think it should be
Thanks. Makes me want to read Gadamer’s book.
I like the way “truth” is parlayed into a distinction between
self-understanding and certainty–that seems like a helpful
analytical move. I need to think about it more.
I’d have to revisit Kant’s third critique but I don’t remember Kant
severing aesthetic experience from empirical truth; in fact, just
the opposite. The early part of the third critique discusses the
importance of reflective judgment in category creation, that is,
creating larger universal categories to subsume particular objects
of experience. Kant says this category creation carries a possible
objective purposiveness. This applies to all creative work whether in
science or art. In fact, one might say that accepted empirical categories
are the accretions of a series of aesthetic judgments. Anyway, it’s been a while
but I don’t think Kant himself severed the aesthetic from empirical
and science thus growing out of the same basic delimited from the manifold.he discusses the reflective
power of judgment and its importance in category creation the creation
of particular experience and then constructing larger or universal
categories to subsume The aesthetic is integral to thought that Kant
was suggesting early on in the very first sections that reflective
judgement; that universal categories arise from particular based
aesthetic judgments on particular categories in effect, empirical
categories are the accretions of a series of aesthetic judgments
Sorry, I left my dirty laundry hanging at the
end of that last post.:>