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As I note in “Formalism in Analytic Aesthetics” (2:219–20), Kant’s notion of the aesthetical idea has affinities with Romantic conceptions of poetic metaphor. I understand Kant to be arguing that the free play of imagination and understanding that is prompted by delineation or composition constitutes the possibilities of form. The pleasure that we discover in allowing our imagination and understanding to play over the features of an object or a work of art marks out the object’s or work’s significant formal attributes.
18 Kant, Critique of Judgment, §1, 37. , §5, 44. 36 Norton Batkin an attitude or stance toward the object, an appreciation of it. 21 This is unlike other expressions of feeling. In the judgment of beauty, what makes it possible to declare my pleasure or appreciation and yours together is that the conditions of the judgment (“the … play of the imagination and the understanding”)22 are just the conditions of judgment or thought in general. In all these respects, the structure of what we call the aesthetic – what Kant calls “the beautiful” – has analogies to the structure of seeing-as.
To show that I am now seeing the figure as a rabbit, I must point to or draw other pictures of rabbits. ” The difference in concepts is shown in what I do in the two instances to show what I see (I draw what I see; I point to something that is not what I see, but resembles it). If drawing the figure indicates what I perceive (what in this instance I understand or count as “perception”), then pointing to other shapes indicates something that I must say I do not perceive. ” A more complicated instance of Wittgenstein’s appeal to the circumstances of what I say and do is the following: “ ‘To me it is an animal pierced by an arrow’.
A Crisis of the Weimar Republic: A Study of the German Referendum of 20 June 1926 (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society) by Franklin C. West