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Art and PornographyPhilosophical Essays

Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Hans Maes and Jerrold Levinson (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

The chapters in this collection are ranged under four broad themes. Part I tackles the central issue of whether or not art and pornography are mutually exclusive in the most direct way. Part II ... More

Intersections of ValueArt, Nature, and the Everyday

Intersections of Value: Art, Nature, and the Everyday

Robert Stecker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198789956
eISBN:
9780191876271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789956.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

This book is about the universal human need to aesthetically experience the world around us. To this end, it examines three appreciative contexts where aesthetic value plays a central role: art, ... More

Literature and Moral UnderstandingA Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Frank Palmer

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242321
eISBN:
9780191680441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242321.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Recent philosophical discussion about the relation between fiction and reality pays little heed to our moral involvement with literature. This book investigates how our appreciation of literary works ... More

Thick Concepts

Thick Concepts

Simon Kirchin (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672349
eISBN:
9780191751325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672349.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

There seems to be an interesting difference between judging someone to be good and judging them to be kind. Both judgements are typically positive, but the latter seems to offer more description of ... More

Trash TalksRevelations in the Rubbish

Trash Talks: Revelations in the Rubbish

Elizabeth V. Spelman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190239350
eISBN:
9780190239381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190239350.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

People’s notorious habits of disposal appear to have put them well on the way to making the earth inhospitable to life. But their relation to rejectamenta includes much more than shedding and ... More

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