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The Naturalist Aesthetics of German Philosopher J. G. Herder (1744-1803)
Rachel Zuckert, Northwestern University

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Naturalist Herder and Arty Kant (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Richard Marhsall
Publication: 3:16 a.m.
Date: 12/18/2021
Abstract: Interview: Rachel Zuckert focuses on Kant and his philosophical context, broadly understood: both his eighteenth-century contemporaries, and post-Kantian, nineteenth-century philosophy. Here she discusses Herder, reasons for his relative obscurity, his naturalism, naturalism and culture in Herder, Herder on art, art as embodied naturalism, Kant and the “je ne sais quoi” of art, how aesthetic judgements make universal and necessary claims, comparing the teleological claims of biology and those of the art critic, differentiating between informed and uninformed perception of an artwork, Kant and the associative sublime, beauty as a ‘symbol of morality’, and what inferences Kant drew from the relationship between immortality the existence of God and moral agency.