:: Volume 7, Issue 28 (12-2018) ::
کیمیای هنر 2018, 7(28): 23-44 Back to browse issues page
Immoralism in Ethical Criticism of Art Expressing and Criticizing Kieran`s Views
Sepideh Abdollahi, Mohsen Karami
Abstract:   (1876 Views)
The relation between ethics and art is a problem drawn artists and philosophers’ attention to itself from a long time ago. Since ancient era, philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle paid much attention to possibility of ethical criticism of art and its influence on aesthetic aspect of artworks;and then in the latter periods, other philosophers and artists, such as Tolstoy, Hume and Kant, expressed different views. The most famous views has known as Aestheticism, Moralism, Autonomism, Value Pluralism and Immoralism. The aim of this essay is to survey Immoralism, as proposed by Mathew Kieran, contemporary English philosopher. Daniel Jacobson helped him in it too. The view argues that sometimes artistic/aesthetic value of an artwork arises from its immoral nature, or a moral demerit in it. Kieran has alleged two sets of reasons, may called respectively reasons of emotional-cognitive responses and reasons of the power of art to provide knowledge. In this article, we have attempt, first, to make an exact expression of this view, and second, to support some of its reasons, and at last, to criticize and evaluate all the view.
Keywords: moral virtue/vice, emotionalcognitive responses, power of art to provide knowledge, Immoralism, Matthew Kieran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/06/2 | Accepted: 2019/06/2 | Published: 2019/06/2


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