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In defence of the ethical evaluation of narrative art

Kieran, M. (2001) In defence of the ethical evaluation of narrative art. The British Journal of Aesthetics, 41 (1). pp. 26-38. ISSN 1468-2842

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In this paper I will evaluate two distinct models defending the ethical evaluation of narrative art – moderate moralism and ethicism. Both models can be defended against criticisms current in the philosophical literature but at some cost. Moreover, further considerations show both accounts to be deeply problematic. Nonetheless, I will argue, the insight that narratives are sometimes properly assessed as art in terms of their moral character can be adequately defended.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Aesthetics following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version [Kieran, Matthew. "In Defence of the ethical Evaluation of Narrative Art." British Journal of Aesthetics (2001): 26-38] is available online at: http://bjaesthetics.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/41/1/26
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > School of Philosophy (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (Leeds) > School of Philosophy (Leeds)
Depositing User: Leeds Philosophy Department
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2007 10:52
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:04
Published Version: http://bjaesthetics.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint...
Status: Published
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1093/bjaesthetics/41.1.26
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3334

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