Kant on Genius

Kant understands the genius under four main labels: a) a talent for art that takes the lead and determine the procedure, b) someone who has a definite concept of the product (understanding, representation, a relation of the imagination to the understanding), c) it display itself in the expression of aesthetic ideas containing a wealth of material for effecting that intention, and d) harmony of imagination and understanding of the law that points to an unsought and undesigned subjective finality.
Genius is the exemplary originality of the natural endowments of an individual in the free employment of his cognitive faculties.

Kant, Immanuel. Critique of Judgment, I.XLIX.
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