XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Kant on Negative Judgments of Taste

Kenneth Rogerson

Edificio: Facoltà di Agraria
Sala: sala Locke
Data: 24 maggio 2010 - 14:30
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010


There has been a bit of a controversy in recent years concerning whether there is room in Kant’s aesthetic theory for negative judgments of taste – judgments of the “ugly.” Specifically, it has been argued that according his theory, Kant cannot admit of pure, negative judgments of taste. That is to say, the only kind of pure judgments of taste are the positive ones yielding the judgment that some object is beautiful. Others, of course, have argued variously that there is room in Kant’s theory for negative judgments of taste. I will side with the latter group, but hopefully give a bit different account of negative judgments of taste than has been offered before.