Merit, Aesthetic and Ethical

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To "look good" and to "be good" have traditionally been considered two very different notions. Indeed, philosophers have seen aesthetic and ethical values as fundamentally separate. Now, at the crossroads of a new wave of aesthetic theory, Marcia Muelder Eaton introduces this groundbreaking work, in which a bold new concept of merit where being good and looking good are integrated into one.

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Overview

To "look good" and to "be good" have traditionally been considered two very different notions. Indeed, philosophers have seen aesthetic and ethical values as fundamentally separate. Now, at the crossroads of a new wave of aesthetic theory, Marcia Muelder Eaton introduces this groundbreaking work, in which a bold new concept of merit where being good and looking good are integrated into one.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195140248
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Aesthetic Experience and Aesthetic Properties
1 What and Why Is Art? 3
2 Aesthetic Relevance 19
3 The Nature of Aesthetic Properties 31
4 Aesthetic Justification 45
Pt. II Taking the Aesthetic Seriously
5 The Separatist Mistake 57
6 Serious Problems, Serious Values: Aesthetic Dilemmas 70
7 Aesthetics: The Mother of Ethics? 81
Pt. III Integrating Aesthetic and Moral Value
8 The Aesthetic Life 99
9 Sentimental Art and Sentimental People 114
10 Art's Moral Lessons 131
11 Deliberation Aesthetic and Ethical 150
Pt. IV Consequences
12 Aesthetics and Ethics in the Environment 175
13 Aesthetics and Ethics in Communities 197
14 Aesthetics and Ethics in Education 210
Notes 223
Index 247
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