An Introduction to Kant’s Critique of Judgment

Burnham, Douglas. An Introduction to Kant’s Critique of Judgment. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press [in the US, Columbia University Press], 2000.

From the publisher:

“Kant’s third Critique, the Critique of Judgement, is regarded as one of the most influential books in the history of aesthetics. This book is designed as a reader’s guide for students trying to work their way, step-by-step, through Kant’s text. It is also a guide to the text-in-context in that it sets Kant’s concepts, language and aims in the context of Kant’s philosophy in general and the late eighteenth century.This is one of the first comprehensive introductions to Kant’s Critique of Judgement. Not only does it include a detailed and full account of Kant’s aesthetic theory (the beautiful, the sublime, genius and fine art), it incorporates an extended discussion of the ‘Critique of Teleological Judgement’, a treatment of Kant’s overall conception of the text and its place in the wider critical system.Designed as an introduction, suitable for undergraduate and first-year postgraduate use, the book assumes no prior knowledge of Kant, or any other particular philosophy.”