Aristotle's Aesthetic Ethics

Southern Journal of Philosophy 44 (2):319-339 (2006)
It is sometimes asked whether virtue ethics can be assimilated by Kantianism or utilitarianism, or if it is a distinct position. A look atAristotle’s ethics shows that it certanly can be distinct. In particular, Aristotle presents us with an ethics of aesthetics in contrast to themore standard ethics of cognition: A virtuous agent identifies the right actions by their aesthetic qualities. Moreover, the agent’s concernwith her own aesthetic character gives us a key to the important role the emotions play for Aristotle, which further distinguishes him from the other two theories we have mentioned
Keywords Aristotle  Virtue Ethics  aesthetic judgment
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DOI 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2006.tb00104.x
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