Thesis Eleven 104 (1):40-58 (2011)

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Alison F. Ross
Monash University
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This paper examines the role of formal, aesthetic elements in motivating moral action. It proposes that Blumenberg’s analysis of the existential settings of myth and metaphor provide a useful framework to consider the conception and function of the aesthetic symbol in Kantian moral philosophy. In particular, it explores the hypothesis that Blumenberg’s analysis of ‘pregnance’ and ‘rhetoric’ are useful for identifying and evaluating the processes involved in self-persuasion to the moral perspective
Keywords Hans Blumenberg  Immanuel Kant  moral action  aesthetics
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DOI 10.1177/0725513610386100
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