:: Volume 3, Issue 12 (11-2014) ::
کیمیای هنر 2014, 3(12): 7-24 Back to browse issues page
Aesthetic Dimension and Golden Rule: Interaction between Art and Ethic in Herbert Marcuse’s Thoughts
Ali Reza Aram *
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If we consider Marcuse’s theory of Art, which is called here Aesthetic Dimension, we find that his Artistic thoughts have an effective role in expanding the Golden Rule, and can appear as a connection point for social relationship. If the Golden Rule invites the people to set themselves as another one (in an imaginary world), Marcuse’s philosophy and theory of Art motivate middle and low class people towards image, and, after that, take their natural and citizen rights (in the real world). 

While the common sphere of these theory/ rule is Imagination, there is a determining difference which has some alarm sounds for human culture: Marcuse’s Aesthetic Dimension tends to replace political challenge with moral sense.
Keywords: Aesthetic Dimension, Liberal Art, Golden Rule, Global Ethics
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/3 | Accepted: 2015/05/3

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