Ethics and the Arts: An Anthology

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Two original essays and 14 reprinted from monographs and journals examine ethical issues that been demonstrated to affect the creation and display of art work by recent controversies about the works of Mapplethorpe, Serrano, and Madonna. They cover censorship, creations and re-creations, artistic property, the sponsorship of art, and aesthetic and moral values. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815318477
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Series: Reference Library of Social Science Series, #99
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Art and Censorship 29
Protected Space: Politics, Censorship, and the Arts 41
Aesthetic Censorship: Censoring Art for Art's Sake 59
Art and Inauthenticity 77
Forging Issues from Forged Art 97
No Dance Is a Fake 115
Why Artworks Have No Right to Have Rights 143
A Defense of Colorization 163
Worldmaking: Property Rights in Aesthetic Creations 171
Can Government Funding of the Arts Be Justified Theoretically? 201
Not with My Tax Money: The Problem of Justifying Government Subsidies 219
Should the Government Subsidize the Arts? 249
The Politics of Culture: Art in a Free Society 261
Serious Problems, Serious Values: Are There Aesthetic Dilemmas? 279
Taste and the Moral Sense 293
The Inter-relationship of Moral and Aesthetic Excellence 303
Contributors 319
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