Art and Morality / Edition 1

Art and Morality / Edition 1

by Jose Luis Bermudez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415260469

ISBN-13: 9780415260466

Pub. Date: 04/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Featuring contributions from Matthew Kieran, Aaron Ridley, Roger Scruton and Mary Mothersill to name but a few, this collection of groundbreaking new papers on aesthetics and ethics, highlights the link between the two subjects. These leading figures tackle the important questions that arise when one thinks about the moral dimensions of art and the aesthetic

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Featuring contributions from Matthew Kieran, Aaron Ridley, Roger Scruton and Mary Mothersill to name but a few, this collection of groundbreaking new papers on aesthetics and ethics, highlights the link between the two subjects. These leading figures tackle the important questions that arise when one thinks about the moral dimensions of art and the aesthetic dimension of moral life.

The volume is a significant contribution to philosophical literature, opening up unexplored questions and shedding new light on more traditional debates in aesthetics. The topics explored include:

  • the relation of aesthetic to ethical judgment
  • the relation of artistic experience to moral consciousness
  • the moral status of fiction
  • the concepts of sentimentality and decadence
  • the moral dimension of critical practice, pictorial art and music
  • the moral significance of tragedy
  • the connections between artistic and moral issues elaborated in the writings of central figures in modern philosophy, such as Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.

The contributors share the view that progress in aesthetics requires detailed study of the practice of criticism. This volume will appeal to both the philosophical community and to researchers in areas such as literary theory, musicology and the theory of art.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415260466
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Series:
International Library of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Art and Morality: An Introduction 1. Ethics and Aesthetics Are -? 2. Art and Moral Education 3. Forbidden Knowledge: The Challenge of Immoralism 4. Make-Believe Morality and Fictional Worlds 5. Sentimentality 6. The Concept of Decadence 7. Critical Conversions 8. Love in Wagner’s Ring 9. Moral Depth and Pictorial Art 10. Kant and the Ideal of Beauty 11. Schopenhauer on Tragedy and Value 12. Tragedy, Morality and Metaphysics 13. Nietzsche’s Artistic Revaluation 14. Art, Expression and Morality

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