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Single Idea 22022

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 7. Art and Morality]

Full Idea

On Schiller's view, only beauty could shape or evince the necessary harmony between sensibility and reason (between inclination and duty) which provides the crucial motivation for the moral life.

Gist of Idea

Beauty motivates morality, by harmonising feeling and reason


report of Friedrich Schiller (works [1794]) by Terry Pinkard - German Philosophy 1760-1860 06

Book Reference

Pinkard,Terry: 'German Philosophy 1760-1860' [CUP 2002], p.134

A Reaction

Maybe. Reason should probably be drawn towards feelings which seem inspiring.