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Imagination and Interpretation in Kant: The Hermeneutical Import of the Critique of Judgment

 
 
 
 
Imagination and Interpretation in Kant: The Hermeneutical Import of the Critique of Judgment
Author: Rudolf A. Makkreel
ISBN 13: 9780226502779
ISBN 10: 226502775
Edition: 1
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1995-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 195
List Price: $26.00
 
 

In this illuminating study of Kant's theory of imagination and its role in interpretation, Rudolf A. Makkreel argues against the commonly held notion that Kant's transcendental philosophy is incompatible with hermeneutics. The charge that Kant's foundational philosophy is inadequate to the task of interpretation can be rebutted, explains Makkreel, if we fully understand the role of imagination in his work. In identifying this role, Makkreel also reevaluates the relationship among Kant's discussions of the feeling of life, common sense, and the purposiveness of history.