This article roots Kant's concept of disinterestedness, as he uses it in the Critique of Judgment, in Aristotle's notion of philia by establishing a path from ethics to aesthetics and back. In this way, the third Critique turns out to be one of the main sources for a new ideal of humanity: the ideal suitable for late Enlightenment. This article argues that Kant reaches this fruitful use of disinterestedness by giving to Aristotle's concept of philia an aesthetic turn. © 2013. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
|Journal||Revista de Filosofia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2012|
- Communication for social construction
- Kant and aristotle
- Late enlightenment
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