Ideas of Berys Gaut, by Theme

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

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21. Aesthetics / A. Aesthetic Experience / 2. Aesthetic Attitude
Maybe literary assessment is evaluating the artist as a suitable friend
21. Aesthetics / B. Nature of Art / 2. Art as Form
Formalists say aesthetics concerns types of beauty, or unity, complexity and intensity
21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 7. Art and Morality
'Moralism' says all aesthetic merits are moral merits
Good ethics counts towards aesthetic merit, and bad ethics counts against it
If we don't respond ethically in the way a work prescribes, that is an aesthetic failure
Good art does not necessarily improve people (any more than good advice does)