Means without end: Production, reception and teaching in Kant's aesthetics

Peters, G. J. (2004) Means without end: Production, reception and teaching in Kant's aesthetics. Journal of Aesthetic Education, 38 (1). pp. 35-52. ISSN 0021-8510 Available from:

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Additional Information:Refereed journal paper. This paper makes a contribution to longstanding debates about the nature of aesthetic education both as a pedagogical issue and as a cultural ideal that can be traced back to Schiller's appropriation of Kant's aesthetics. It emerges out of a close reading of Kant's Critique of Judgement considered from the perspective of the author's engagement in creative production. The argument is grounded in its reading of Kant as a production rather than a reception aesthetics, as is the norm. This shifts attention away from how an artwork is read, to how it is made. The question then arises, how is it possible to teach others to produce or create? Unlike other commentaries on the subject, Kant's claim that there is no method, only a 'manner' of teaching aesthetic judgement is here taken seriously and brought to bear critically on the existing paradigm of tutor/student relations within art education.
Uncontrolled Keywords:production, reception, teaching, Kant's aesthetics
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
ID Code:6842
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:13
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