Judgment and Aesthetics: Hannah Arendt on Kant

Everyone is welcome to this reading group on Hannah Arendt’s Lectures on Kant’s Political Philosophy. We’ll spend the first two sessions discussing Arendt’s reading of Kant’s account of aesthetic judgment. Then we’ll devote the final session to recent critical efforts to extend Arendt’s thinking on judgment to contemporary problems in aesthetics and political theory. The group should be of interest to anyone interested in debates about aesthetic education, criticism, and judgment and evaluation in the humanities.

Tuesday 23 May 2023 (5th Week, Trinity Term)

Tuesday 6 June 2023 (7th Week, Trinity Term)

Tuesday 13 June 2023 (8th Week, Trinity Term)