Ideas of Daniel Jacobson, by Theme

[American, fl. 2006, Professor at Bowling Green University, Ohio.]

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 8. Humour
Jokes can sometimes be funny because they are offensive
21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 2. Aesthetic Attitude
We don't often respond to events in art as if they were real events
21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 7. Art and Morality
Audiences can be too moral
'Autonomism' says the morality is irrelevant to the aesthetics
Moral defects of art can be among its aesthetic virtues
Immoral art encourages immoral emotions
Moderate moralism says moral qualities can sometimes also be aesthetic qualities
We can judge art ethically, or rate its ethical influence, or assess its quality via its ethics