Performative versus Orientational Hermeneutics. Gadamer’s Criticism of Kant’s Sensus Communis and its Hermeneutical Rehabilitation by Makkreel

Ruta, Marcello (2019). Performative versus Orientational Hermeneutics. Gadamer’s Criticism of Kant’s Sensus Communis and its Hermeneutical Rehabilitation by Makkreel. Kant yearbook, 11(1), pp. 61-79. De Gruyter 10.1515/kantyb-2019-0004

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In a series of works published over the last thirty years, Rudolf Makkreel
accomplished what can be called a hermeneutical rehabilitation of Kant’s Critique
of Judgment. Such a rehabilitation has been formulated in explicit opposition to the negative hermeneutical image of Kant’s aesthetics which originated in the work of Hans-Georg Gadamer, and according to which the subjectivization of aesthetics perpetrated by Kant reduced aesthetic judgments to a mere communication of feelings, sanctioning thereby their hermeneutical irrelevance. In this essay I do not intend to evaluate the legitimacy of Makkreel’s considerations about the hermeneutical importance of Kant’s Third Critique. Rather, I aim to question the pertinence of those considerations for Gadamer’s criticism of Kant, specifically in relation to the notion of sensus communis, which plays a central role both in Gadamer’s and Makkreel’s analyses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Philosophy

UniBE Contributor:

Ruta, Marcello

Subjects:

100 Philosophy
100 Philosophy > 140 Philosophical schools of thought
100 Philosophy > 190 Modern western philosophy

ISSN:

1868-4602

Publisher:

De Gruyter

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marcello Ruta

Date Deposited:

25 Feb 2021 10:58

Last Modified:

25 Feb 2021 10:58

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/kantyb-2019-0004

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/150522

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/150522

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