Monday, June 1, 2009

Immanuel Kant

I'm not going to talk about only one author of my specific field, the aesthetic, because there are so many different kinds of thinking trends, that choose only one writer will be very difficult and impoverish the importance of the influences of different school thoughts.

But, without doubt, one of the most important author that open the modern thinking was Immanuel Kant.

Immanuel Kant was a German philosopher born in 1724, in middle of the age of Enlightenment, when was the primacy of the reason, concept taken of the ancients Greeks philosopher and articulated under the Decart's postulate "cogito ergo sum" or "I think, therefore I am".

The writes and critics of Kant, based in thinking about the human works, influenced different areas like science, politics and obviously aesthetic.

His most important work for the aesthetic was the "Kritik der Urteilskraft" or "Critic to the faculty of Judgments".

The critic talks about the special condition of the aesthetic judgment, in the relation of representations and the same subject, opening in that way the after reflections and critics about subjectivity and arts.


  1. ohhh nooo!! :(
    we hate to kant
    we can't understand to kant :(

  2. "Kritik der Urteilskraft", how do you pronounce that? jaja xD
    I am reading Kant very consciously, so now I think I like him more and more... the thing of the "noumenos" is so interesting! we can't never reach the thing itself! :O xD

  3. ohhh!!!!!!!!!!! I wrote about him too.... even I don't like to much but it's very important in this area

  4. jaja it's so much of Kant for today, i think. I posted in the Bea's blog jaja and she wrote about him, too.

  5. I don't admire Kant's work, but is trut that he opened a new door not only for philosophical knowledge, but for the lecture of Art History too.

    SEE you Gen!

  6. i am agree with you kant it's the beeest
    kant it's my D.J :D