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Aesthetics and morality

Author: Elisabeth Schellekens
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007.
Series: Continuum aesthetics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Should moral belief play a part in aesthetic judgement, and is it either possible or desirable to separate one from the other? In this lucid and insightful inquiry, Elisabeth Schellekens invites the reader to reflect upon their own opinions about art and morality, drawing upon the full wealth of Western philosophical thinking.
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Schellekens, Elisabeth.
Aesthetics and morality.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007
(OCoLC)607109179
Online version:
Schellekens, Elisabeth.
Aesthetics and morality.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2007
(OCoLC)608456874
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Schellekens
ISBN: 9780826497628 0826497624 9780826485243 0826485243
OCLC Number: 132582459
Description: vii, 162 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Disentangling the aesthetic --
The values of art --
Art as a source of understanding --
Moral convictions and artistic appreciation --
Must art serve a moral purpose to be good? --
Kant's theory of beauty, morality and freedom --
Sensibility to value --
Beauty and virtue of the soul.
Series Title: Continuum aesthetics.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Schellekens.
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