Key points selected  from Critique of Judgement by Immanuel Kant (1790)
1) The Beauty
Aesthetic judgements of beauty are based on feeling of pleasure and depend on an interplay of imagination and understanding. They are independent of individual desires for apparent objects with a ‘purposiveness’ in itself as being considered beautiful. These judgements have a universal validity because of the conditions of ‘free’ cognition. (50 words)
2) Production of ‘beautiful’ work (Fine Art)
Beautiful objects in the form of produced ‘fine art’ relate to the natural capacity of ‘genius’, an inability to explain. They cannot be produced through learning or conscious rules, but are an expression of aesthetic ideas, a representation of the imagination. Aesthetic ideas are giving form to rational ideas. (49 words)
3) The Sublime
Aesthetic judgement of the sublime is based on feeling, similar to beauty. It differentiates from it by the superiority of the power of reason over nature that surpasses sensual experience and exceeds one’s capacity to comprehend through imagination. It relates to a fearful and ‘irresistible’ nature and displeasure in a dynamic alteration with pleasure. (54 words)
 I selected these for its relevance to art and my own interest in the sublime.
 Examples in nature are mountains and the sea, as well overhanging cliffs, volcanoes and thunder clouds
(see also my remarks on selection of reference)
- Ginsborg, H. (2013) ‘Kant’s Aesthetics and Teleology’, in Zalta, E. N. (ed.) The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2014 Edition) [Online]. At: https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2014/entries/kant-aesthetics/ (Accessed on 01 Nov 2017).
- Kant, I. and Weischedel, W. (2016) Werke in sechs Bänden. Darmstadt: WBG.