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Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy 1st Edition
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Beiner in this volume provides what he regards as the most relevant texts to the 'Judging 'volume. Her Postscriptum to 'Thinking' her 'Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy' and another essay on 'Imagination'.
The second part of the work which Beiner is an 'Interpretive Essay- Hannah Arendt on Judging.'
Arendt had told her good friend, and fellow political philosopher Glenn Gray that she felt her own personal strongest quality was her capacity for judgment. For her judgment is bound up with the world of the past. To establish valid judgments as Beiner explains it there is, following Kant, a necessity for an intersubjective community which essentially has a world in common and relates to that world. This enables a kind of relation through which each one might seek to see through the eyes of the other, to somehow form a judgment which takes into account the judgments of others- though of course there is no expectation that this will lead to unanimity.Read more ›
How was Kant's Critique of Judgement supposed to provide the key to moral dilemmas of post-modernity? The other key element of this philosophical puzzle and referred to by Arendt and Schürmann is Aristotle's concept of "phronesis," or, as Wikipedia puts it, "practical wisdom." And if one looks up phronesis in Wikipedia, it contains a section on its importance in Heidegger's thinking, which brings one full circle to the discussions of Heidegger in the first two parts of Arendt's intended trilogy and Schürmann's book, "Heidegger on Being and Acting: From Principles to Anarchy.Read more ›