Aristotle and Kant Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

Aristotle and Kant
This paper compares Aristotle's dialectic with Kant's conception of aesthetic judgment.
# 36202 | 1,150 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 24, 2003 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper explains Aristotle's dialectic and relates that
Aristotle's most important work in logic is syllogism, or argument, that consists of 3 parts: A major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion. The paper then explains Kant's views on the process of aesthetic judgement and looks at the movie "Six Degrees of Freedom" to apply Kant's logic.

From the Paper:

"A special sense is given to the term dialectic by Kant. He regards it as an illicit attempt at using the understanding beyond its proper bounds, namely the domain of experience. Kant is prepared, however, to proceed from the self-evident and then use deduction to draw conclusion. Kant considers the public use of reason essential for enlightenment, and says it should be free, while private use may be restricted by government in the interest of the public. Public use of reason he defines as use which a person makes of it as a scholar before the reading public, while the private use he calls that which one may make of it in a particular civil post or office which is entrusted to him. (Kant, Immanuel, 1784)
"It is a subject of dispute among philosophers whether aesthetics can have objective rules, whether there can be universal principles on which to base aesthetics is aesthetics amenable to analysis and rules or does the appreciation of beauty in nature or in works of art just a matter of taste? Aristotle in his Poetics largely sums up the practice of the Athenian dramatics of the 5th century B.C. The question is intimately linked up with, but not confined to definition of the works of art. Beauty occurs in nature as well, not only in works of man's creation."

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