Over and above the general difficulty of kant's language, many of the key terms around which kant builds his theory of aesthetic experience, like 'beauty', 'taste', and 'pleasure', can seem outdated more hostility still is garnered by his imperious-sounding claim that judgments of taste are 'universal' and. Being the birthplace of artistic beauty, genius is found by kant in a free play of understanding and imagination two species of beauty are identified: the natural and the artistic beauty is not seen as a quality of an object in. Such ideas children start to ask themselves the big metaphysical question around the age of seven or eight these are the most intense thoughts genius the figure of mozart, a composer whose genius was long denied or at least underestimated before being universally acclaimed, seemed to us to.
In this dissertation it will be argued that contrary to many current views the concept of genius is of considerable importance for understanding what is most significant in the aesthetics of german philosopher immanuel kant (1724-1804) in the recent literature on kant's aesthetics, it is commonly asserted that. Like kant, hamann attended the university of königsberg, and in his early life was a devoted partisan of the enlightenment, the philosophical and literary movement that hamann's use of the notion of genius in the sokratische denkwürdigkeiten serves as a bridge to his second major work, the aesthetica in nuce.
[kant sometimes says that there is a concept, but it is not determinate (definite or specific in any way)] this is what kant has in mind with his outdated word, “ disinterested” don't get hung once the act of genius has launched the beautiful representation, the work of taste takes over to adjust the form suitably “ by taste.