Ethicism, interpretation, and munich

Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (1):71-87 (2009)
Abstract
abstract The paper, using Spielberg's Munich as a test case, argues that the theory of ethicism – the view that a work of art's moral point of view affects the work's overall aesthetic evaluation – has serious restricted applicability owing to a number of reasons. Ethicism does not apply to works of art (1) that have no moral content; (2) that do have moral content but whose prescribed responses are non-moral; (3) whose prescribed moral responses do not ask the audience to accept or reject the moral claim but merely to contemplate or entertain it; (4) whose prescribed moral responses assert moral claims that are indeterminate; and (5) whose prescribed moral responses are embodied in equally plausible or true but incompatible interpretations.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-5930.2009.00432.x
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 29,478
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
On Moral Intuitions and Moral Heuristics: A Response.Cass R. Sunstein - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):565-570.
On Judging the Moral Value of Narrative Artworks.James Harold - 2006 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 64 (2):259–270.
Moral Perception.Andrew Cullison - 2010 - European Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):159-175.
Autonomism Reconsidered.James Harold - 2011 - British Journal of Aesthetics 51 (2):137-147.
Moral Philosophy and Moral Psychology in Mencius.James A. Ryan - 1998 - Asian Philosophy 8 (1):47 – 64.
Aesthetic and Ethical Mediocrity in Art.Katherine Thomson - 2002 - Philosophical Papers 31 (2):199-215.
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
13 ( #359,640 of 2,180,553 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #302,815 of 2,180,553 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums