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Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics invites submissions for a special issue on Kant and Art.

The submissions should not exceed 8,500 words (incl. footnotes and bibliography), must be
written in English, and prepared for anonymous peer review. For specific guidelines, please visit
the journal’s website https://estetikajournal.org/about/submissions.

Confirmed contributors to this special issue are Robert R. Clewis (Gwynedd Mercy University)
and Aviv Reiter (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev / Bar Ilan University).

Call for Papers

Over the last several decades, much attention has been paid to Kant’s aesthetic theory and Kant’s
theory of fine art. Yet, not that much has been written on Kant’s remarks on the actual art he
was aware of. Although in Kant’s non-critical writings one finds some striking remarks on
Milton’s poems, Raphael’s paintings, and Rameau’s music, to cite just a few examples, either these
remarks have been overlooked or their significance has not been fully considered in the literature.

This special issue aims to address this fundamental gap. It is intended to explore Kant’s theory of
art not only conceptually but also in light of Kant’s views on the actual arts, artists, and artworks
on which he commented. The ultimate goal of the special issue is to put some flesh on the
systematically structured framework of the Critique of the Power of Judgment by incorporating Kant’s
seemingly non-systematic remarks on art scattered across other texts into his overall account.
Articles should be submitted by the 15th of October 2024 via https://estetikajournal.org.

Publication schedule

Submission deadline: 15 October 2024
Publication date: September 2025

Guest Editor: João Lemos (NOVA University of Lisbon)

For further information, please contact the editors at: https://estetikajournal.org/contact
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