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Aesthetics and Morality (Elisabeth Schellekens) Paperback Book, (Continuum, 2008) 9780826497628
Aesthetics and Morality (Elisabeth Schellekens) Paperback Book, (Continuum, 2008) 9780826497628
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Title: Aesthetics and Morality

Author: Schellekens, Elisabeth

Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2008

Paperback; ISBN: 9780826497628

Volumes: 1; Pages: 176

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Aesthetic and moral value are often seen to go hand in hand. They do so not only practically, such as in our everyday assessments of artworks that raise moral questions, but also theoretically, such as in Kant's theory that beauty is the symbol of morality. Some philosophers have argued that it is in the relation between aesthetic and moral value that the key to an adequate understanding of either notion lies. But difficult questions abound. Must a work of art be morally admirable in order to be aesthetically valuable? How, if at all, do our moral values shape our aesthetic judgements--and vice versa?

Aesthetics and Morality is a stimulating and insightful inquiry into precisely this set of questions. Elisabeth Schellekens explores the main ideas and debates at the intersection of aesthetics and moral philosophy. She invites readers to reflect on the nature of beauty, art and morality, and provides the philosophical knowledge to render such reflection more rigorous. This original, inspiring and entertaining book sheds valuable new light on a notably complex and challenging area of thought.

Table Of Contents


Part I: The Limits of the Aesthetic

Chapter 1: Disentangling the Aesthetic

Chapter 2: The Values of Art

Part II: Art and Moral Value

Chapter 3: Art as a Source of Understanding

Chapter 4: Moral Convictions and Artistic Appreciation

Chapter 5: Good Art and Moral Purpose

Part III: Beauty and Moral Goodness

Chapter 6: Kant's Theory of Beauty, Moral Goodness and Freedom

Chapter 7: Sensibility to Value

Chapter 8: Beauty and Virtue of the Soul


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