At the Crossroads of Ethics and Aesthetics

Philosophy and Literature, Volume 34, Number 1.

By Noël Carroll

From Plato to Hume, few if any Western thinkers doubted that there was an intimate connection between art and ethics. Historically, most art had been in the service of the church or the state, or some other political authority, and therefore straightforwardly and overtly carried moral significance. No one thought it out of place to comment upon art with reference to ethics. And the same attitude, it would appear, was manifest in other cultures as well.

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