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Rethinking autonomism: Beauty in a world of moral anarchy

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Advocates of the ethical criticism of art claim that works' ethical defects or merits have an impact on their aesthetic value. Against ethical critics, autonomists claim that moral criteria should not be part of the considerations when evaluating works of art as art. Autonomism refers to the view that an artwork's aesthetic value is independent from its ethical value. The purpose of this paper is to examine how autonomism has been defended in the contemporary discussion in analytic aesthetics...

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10.1111/phc3.12501

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Philosophy Compass More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
7
Article number:
e12501
Publication date:
2018-04-19
Acceptance date:
2018-02-16
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1747-9991
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1050870
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pubs:1050870
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2020-05-07

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