Can Art Save Us?: A Meditation on Gadamer

  title={Can Art Save Us?: A Meditation on Gadamer},
  author={Mary Devereaux},
  journal={Philosophy and Literature},
  pages={59 - 73}
It is A commonplace that Western culture is in moral crisis. One response to this crisis suggests we fill the role left vacant by the collapse of traditional morality by turning to the experience of art. The aesthetic response differs from most other responses to the modern crisis by seeking to derive moral values from an extra-moral source. The claim is not that "aesthetic" values may be all we have, but, more positively, that the aesthetic itself may serve as a source of moral value. In… CONTINUE READING