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

Full Idea

Ethical criticism includes 1) ethical judgements of art works, 2) assessment of an art work's role in moral education, or 3) bringing moral praise or censure to bear on the aesthetic evaluation.

Gist of Idea

We can judge art ethically, or rate its ethical influence, or assess its quality via its ethics


Daniel Jacobson (Ethical Criticism and the Vice of Moderation [2006], 'What is')

Book Reference

'Aesthetics and the Phil of Art (debates)', ed/tr. Kieran,Matthew [Blackwell 2004], p.343

A Reaction

[a compressed summary of Jacobson. He cites Levinson 1998 and Carroll 2000 as examples of ethical criticism]