Moral Vices as Artistic Virtues: Eugene Onegin and Alice

  title={Moral Vices as Artistic Virtues: Eugene Onegin and Alice},
  author={Stephanie Patridge},
  • Stephanie Patridge
  • Published 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophia
  • Moralists hold that art criticism can and should take stock of moral considerations. Though moralists disagree over the proper scope of ethical art criticism, they are unified in their acceptance of the consistency of valence thesis: when an artwork fares poorly from the moral point of view, and this fact is art critically relevant, then it is thereby worse qua artwork. In this paper, I argue that a commitment to moralism, however strong, is unattractive because it requires that we radically… CONTINUE READING
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