The Oxford handbook of ethics and art / edited by James Harold.

New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2023.
1 online resource (xiii, 776 pages.) : illustrations.


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This volume is about how and whether art can be morally bad (or morally good). Politicians, media pundits, and others frequently complain that particular works of art are morally dangerous, or, sometimes, that particular works are morally edifying (the 'great works' of literature, for example). But little attention is often given to the question of what makes art morally good in the first place. This comprehensive volume explores a wide variety of historical and theoretical perspectives, looking at different art forms and different problems.
Also issued in print: 2023.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Introduction / James Harold
  • Harlem Renaissance: An Interpretation of Racialized Art and Ethics / Jacoby Adeshi Carter, Sheena Michele Mason
  • Evolution of Art and Moral Concerns in New China: From Mao Zedong's Yenan Talks to Xi Jinping's Speech on Artistic Practice / Eva Kit Wah Man
  • Meta-Ethics and Meta-Aesthetics / Alex King
  • Distinguishing between Ethics and Aesthetics / Moonyoung Song
  • Relativism and the Ethical Criticism of Art / Ted Nannicelli
  • Kantian Approaches to Ethical Judgment of Artworks / Sandra Shapshay
  • Consequentialist Approaches to Ethical Judgment of Artworks / Scott Woodcock
  • Virtue Aesthetics, Art, and Ethics / Nancy E. Snow
  • Feminism, Ethics, and Art / Amy Mullin
  • Autonomism / Nils-Hennes Stear
  • Ancient Greek Philosophers on Art and Ethics: How Can Immoral Art be Ethically Beneficial? / Pierre Destrée
  • Moralism / Noël Carroll
  • Immoralism and Contextualism / Daniel Jacobson
  • Aestheticism / Becca Rothfeld
  • Painting / Elisabeth Schellekens
  • Ethics and Literature / Peter Lamarque
  • Film / Carl Plantinga
  • Ethics and Music / Kathleen Higgins
  • Some Moral Features of Theatrical Art / James R. Hamilton
  • Dance Ethics / Aili Bresnahan
  • Ethics and the Arts in Early China / Eric L. Hutton
  • Architecture / Saul Fisher
  • Ethics and Video Games / Christopher Bartel
  • Art and Pornography: Ethical Issues / A. W. Eaton
  • Humor Ethics / Paul Butterfield
  • Monuments and Memorials: Ethics Writ Large / Jeanette Bicknell, Jennifer Judkins, Carolyn Korsmeyer
  • Group Agency, Alienation, and Public Art / Mary Beth Willard
  • Immoral Artists / Erich Hatala Matthes
  • Ethics of Artistic Authorship / Karen Gover
  • Forgery / Darren Hudson Hick
  • Art and Ethics in India in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries / Nalini Bhushan, Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
  • Art, Ethics, and Vandalism / Sondra Bacharach
  • Censorship and Selective Support for the Arts / Brian Soucek
  • Cultural Appropriation / C. Thi Nguyen, Matthew Strohl
  • Art, Race, and Racism / Adriana Clavel-Vázquez
  • Representation, Identity, and Ethics in Art / Paul C. Taylor
  • Ethics and Imagination / Joy Shim, Sam Liao
  • Moral Learning from Art / Eileen John
  • Ethical Issues in Internet Culture and New Media / Anthony Cross
  • The Ethically Grounded Nature of Japanese Aesthetic Sensibility / Yuriko Saito
  • The Knowledge that Joins Ethics to Art in Yorùbá Culture / Barry Hallen
  • Art and Ethics in Islam / Oliver Leaman
  • Art, Ethics, and Value in the Modern European Aesthetic Tradition / Timothy Costelloe
  • Art and Ethics: Formalism / Michalle Gal.
Other title(s)
  • Handbook of ethics and art
  • Ethics and art
  • 0-19-753981-5
  • 0-19-753982-3
  • 0-19-753980-7
  • 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197539798.001.0001
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