Cambridge University Press (1998)

Jerrold Levinson
University of Maryland, College Park
This major collection of essays stands at the border of aesthetics and ethics and deals with charged issues of practical import: art and morality, the ethics of taste, and censorship. As such its potential interest is by no means confined to professional philosophers; it should also appeal to art historians and critics, literary theorists, and students of film. Prominent philosophers in both aesthetics and ethics tackle a wide array of issues. Some of the questions explored in the volume include: Can art be morally enlightening and, if so, how? If a work of art is morally better does that make it better as art? Is morally deficient art to be shunned, or even censored? Do subjects of artworks have rights as to how they are represented? Do artists have duties as artists and duties as human beings, and if so, to whom? How much tension is there between the demands of art and the demands of life?
Keywords Aesthetics  Ethics  Art Moral and ethical aspects
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Call number BH39.A288 1998
ISBN(s) 9780511663888   0521585139   9780521788052   9780511823800   0521788056
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