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Aesthetics and Ethics Essays at the Intersection

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ISBN-10: 0521788056

ISBN-13: 9780521788052

Edition: 2001

Authors: Jerrold Levinson, Ivan Gaskell, Salim Kemal

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Description:

This collection of new essays deals with charged issues of practical importance - art and morality, the ethics of taste and censorship. The work considers questions, such as whether morally deficient art should be shunned or even censored.
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgements
List of contributors
Introduction: aesthetics and ethics
Three versions of objectivity: moral, aesthetic, and scientific
Aesthetic value, moral value, and the ambitions of naturalism
About consistency in one's personal aesthetics
Art, narrative, and moral understanding
Realism of character and the value of fiction
The ethical criticism of art
How bad can good art be?
Beauty and evil: the case of Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will
The naked truth
Aesthetic derogation: hate speech, pornography, and the aesthetic contexts
Bibliography
Index of names and titles