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Ideas of Berys Gaut, by Text

[British, fl. 2006, Lecturer at St Andrews University.]

1998 The Ethical Criticism of Art
'Ethicism' p.283 Good ethics counts towards aesthetic merit, and bad ethics counts against it
'Ethicism' p.284 Good art does not necessarily improve people (any more than good advice does)
'Merited' p.290 If we don't respond ethically in the way a work prescribes, that is an aesthetic failure
n 1 p.292 'Moralism' says all aesthetic merits are moral merits
'Objections 1' p.284 Formalists say aesthetics concerns types of beauty, or unity, complexity and intensity
'Some' p.287 Maybe literary assessment is evaluating the artist as a suitable friend