Can Moral Flaws Count as Aesthetic Virtues?

Neilson, Jenn
March 2012
Journal of Value Inquiry;Mar2012, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p65
Academic Journal
The article discusses when and if virtues and moral flaws are aesthetically relevant and when a virtue or moral flaw can detract or enhance from a work's aesthetic value. It states that a work has moral flaw if it represents moral facts in a way that results to a conflict. It says that an artwork has surface moral flaw if it causes imaginative resistance in an audience who is morally sensitive.


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