Why pornography can't be art

Philosophy and Literature 33 (1):pp. 193-203 (2009)
Claims that pornography cannot be art typically depend on controversial claims about essential value differences (moral, aesthetic) between pornography and art. In this paper, I offer a value-neutral exclusionary claim, showing pornography to be descriptively at odds with art. I then show how my view is an improvement on similar claims made by Jerrold Levinson. Finally I draw parallels between art and pornography and art and advertising as well as show that my view is consistent with our typical usage of the term “pornographic art.”.
Keywords Art  Pornography
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DOI 10.1353/phl.0.0036
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Stephanie L. Patridge (2013). Pornography, Ethics, and Video Games. Ethics and Information Technology 15 (1):25-34.

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