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.
Read the article.
(Something interesting I found)Posted: Tuesday, May 11, 2010