Musical Taste of Kant's Transcendental Subject

Erenozlu S. S.

BEYTULHIKME-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol.11, no.1, pp.305-320, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.18491/beytulhikme.1633
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), Index Islamicus, Philosopher's Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.305-320
  • Keywords: Kant esthetics, philosophy of music, transcendental subject, philosophy of criticism, taste


Kant's aesthetic philosophy is linked to the transcendental subject consistently, considering the general philosophy of criticism. The role of the transcendental subject, in theoretical philosophy, therefore, serves the same function in aesthetic and moral philosophies. In this context, it is of necessity to consider the transcendental object while studying Kant's philosophy. However, approaching the philosophy of music through the transcendental subject necessitates a focus on Kant's third critique, The Critique of Judgement But it also requires the preliminary acceptance that the third criticism is not separated from the first two critics as Kant's philosophy of criticism should be evaluated together. This study aims to focus on some ideas that Kant put forward in The Critique of Judgement within the context of a philosophy of music and to examine the consistency of these findings with the philosophy of criticism on the transcendental subject. In this regard, as a result of the research, Kant's contributions to the field of philosophy of music have been evaluated.