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Aesthetics -- Ethical Aspects

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the ethical aspects of aesthetics.


Six Superlative Sources

· Jerrold Levinson (ed.), Aesthetics and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).

· Robert E. Norton, The Beautiful Soul: Aesthetic Morality in the Eighteenth Century (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995).

· The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism

· British Journal of Aesthetics

· Marcia Muelder Eaton, Aesthetics and the Good Life (Cranbury, N.J.: Associated University Press, 1989).

· Marcia Muelder Eaton, "Integrating the Aesthetic and the Moral," Philosophical Studies 67 (1992): 219-240.

Other Excellent Sources

· Charles Altieri, "From Expressivist Aesthetics to Expressivist Ethics," Literature and the Question of Philosophy, ed. Anthony J. Cascardi (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987) 134-166.

· Jane Bennett, "'How Is It, Then, That We Still Remain Barbarians?': Foucault, Schiller, and the Aestheticization of Ethics," Political Theory 24 (1996): 653-672.

· Sara Bernal, "Virtue and Beauty: Remarks on McGinn's Aesthetic Theory of Virtue," British Journal of Aesthetics 38 (1998): 307-324.

· Robert Bernasconi, "The Good and the Beautiful," Phenomenology in Practice and Theory, ed. William S. Hamrick (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1985) 179-184.

· David Brooks, "Taste, Virtue and Class," Virtue and Taste: Essays on Politics, Ethics and Aesthetics, ed. Dudley Knowles and John Skorupski (Blackwell, 1993) 65-82.

· Marcia Cavell, "Taste and the Moral Sense," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 34 (1975): 29-33.

· Stephen R. L. Clark, "Natural Goods and Moral Beauty," Virtue and Taste: : Essays on Politics, Ethics and Aesthetics, ed. Dudley Knowles and John Skorupski (Blackwell, 1993) 83-97.

· Milan Damnjanovic, "La Sens de la Morale Esthétique," Revue d'esthétique 3 (1980): 87-95.

· Manuel M. Davenport, "The Aesthetic Foundation of Schweitzer's Ethics," The Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 5.1 (1974): 39-47.

· Elmer H. Duncan, "Arguments Used in Ethics and Aesthetics: Two Differences," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 25 (1967): 427-431.

· Marcia Muelder Eaton, "Aesthetics: The Mother of Ethics?" The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55 (1997): 355-364.

· Stuart Hampshire, "Logic and Appreciation," Aesthetics and Language, ed. William Elton (Philosophical Library, 1954) 161-169.

· Oliver A. Johnson, "Aesthetic Objectivity and the Analogy With Ethics," Philosophy and the Arts, ed. G. Vesey (MacMillan, 1973) 165-181.

· Aurel Kolnai, "Aesthetic and Moral Experience: The Five Contrasts," British Journal of Aesthetics 11 (1971): 178-188.

· Aurel Kolnai, "Contrasting the Ethical With the Aesthetical," British Journal of Aesthetics 12 (1972): 331-344.

· Peter Lamarque, "Tragedy and Moral Value," Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (1995): 239-249.

· A. H. Lesser, "Aesthetic Reasons for Acting," Philosophical Quarterly 22 (1972): 19-28.

· Colin McGinn, Ethics, Evil, and Fiction (Clarendon Press, 1997).

· Henry F. Nardone, "Creativity in Art and Ethics," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 34 (1975): 183-190.

· Jan Narveson, "Aesthetics, Charity, Utility, and Distributive Justice," Monist 56 (1972): 527-551.

· James O'Connell, "The Sources of Morality: Function, Conformity and Aesthetics," Heythrop Journal 34 (1993): 160-170.

· Mark Packer, "The Aesthetic Dimension of Ethics and Law: Some Reflections on Harmless Offense," American Philosophical Quarterly 33 (1996): 57-74.

· Frank Palmer, Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture (Clarendon Press, 1992).

· Jacques-Bernard Roumanes, "Le paradigme esthétique," Horizons Philosophiques 4 (1993): 53-76.

· Wendell Bristow Smith, "Ethics and the Aesthetic: An Essay on Value," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 6 (1945): 87-107.

· D.H.J. Warner, "Good-Making and Beauty-Making Characteristics: An Exercise in Moral and Aesthetic Evaluation," Ethics 78 (1968): 124-143.

· Eddy M. Zemach, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Ethics-Aesthetics Parallelism," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 29 (1971): 391-398.

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