Could you help me with the bolded parts? Thanks a lot.
1. This critique only serves as a ground-clearing operation for the elucidation of understanding.
2. An aesthetic judgement instead refers to the presentation, by which an object is given, solely to the subject; it brings to our notice no characteristic of the object, but only the purposive form in the way the presentational powers are determined in their engagement with the object.
1 Ground-clearing is the preparation necessary before you can start something.
2 Try page 3 of this: http://www.phil.uu.nl/staff/rob/outp...tExemplary.pdf