By Garry L. Hagberg
Via a chain of essays, Art and moral Criticism explores the advanced dating among the humanities and morality. * displays the significance of an ethical lifetime of engagement with artworks* types a part of the distinguished New instructions in Aesthetics sequence, which confronts the main fascinating difficulties in aesthetics and the philosophy of paintings this day
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Presumably this means that fine art can also provide beautiful depictions of that which is morally ugly, so the mere fact that a work of art represents something that would be liable to ethical criticism is not itself necessarily a ground for criticism of the work as a work of art. 62 He does not define what he means by “loathing” in this context; since this restriction on the scope of beautiful representation was in fact a commonplace,63 perhaps he felt no need to do so. Kant uses the term several times in his handbook of anthropology, however.
London and New York: Routledge, 2000), p. 169; disinterestedness is a property of aesthetic pleasure, which allows judgments about it to be universally valid. 49 Kant, Critique of the Power of Judgment, §16, 5:229. 50 I have discussed Kant’s account of the sublime in Kant and the Experience of Freedom (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993), chapter 6, pp. 187–228, and Values of Beauty: Historical Essays in Aesthetics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), chapters 8–9, pp. 190–241.
23 misleadingly entitled “On the relation of genius to taste,” Kant takes a position in the eighteenth-century discussion of the possibility of beautiful artistic representations of ugly or tragic objects. Because “A beauty of nature is a beautiful thing” but “the beauty of art is a beautiful representation of a thing,”61 he argues, it is quite possible for a beautiful work of art to represent something that is not itself beautiful. ” Presumably this means that fine art can also provide beautiful depictions of that which is morally ugly, so the mere fact that a work of art represents something that would be liable to ethical criticism is not itself necessarily a ground for criticism of the work as a work of art.
Art and Ethical Criticism (New Directions in Aesthetics) by Garry L. Hagberg