Aspekte politischer Philosophie in Kants Ästhetik nach Schiller und Arendt
Keywords:judgement of taste, political thinking, aesthetics, Arendt, Kant, Schiller
This is an attempt to discern the traces of a hidden political philosophy in the Critique of Judgment. Concepts like thinking for oneself, thinking in anyone else’s position, enlarged mind, universal standpoint, universal communicability and common sense build up a praxis of the reflecting judgment which constitute the theoretical frame for common life. The quest in the Critique of Judgment toward 'sich in die Stelle jedes anderen zu versetzen' is the path of this aesthetics to a potential political philosophy. The earliest most important author who discovered the Critique of Judgment as an implicit political philosophy was Friedrich Schiller. Hannah Arendt’s attempt was a much later one.