The Normativity of Nature: Essays on Kant's Critique of Judgement

Hannah Ginsborg
Berkeley Book Chats
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Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Professor of Philosophy Hannah Ginsborg specializes in theory of knowledge, aesthetics, and philosophy of biology, as well as contemporary issues of rule-following, the normativity of meaning, the content of perception, and the relation between perception and belief.

Most philosophers have taken the importance of Kant's Critique of Judgement to lie primarily in its contributions to aesthetics and to the philosophy of biology. Ginsborg, however, sees the Critique of Judgement as representing a central contribution to the understanding of human cognition more generally. The fourteen essays collected here advance a common interpretive project—that of bringing out the philosophical significance of the notion of judgment and showing its importance both to Kant's own theoretical philosophy and to contemporary views of human thought and cognition

After an introduction by Victoria Kahn (Comparative Literature and English), Ginsborg will speak briefly about her work and then open the floor for discussion.