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Dangerous Art

James Harold


This book takes up the problem of judging works of art using moral standards. When we say that a work is racist, or morally dangerous, what do we mean? The book is divided into two parts. The first part takes up the moral question on its own. What could it mean to say that a work of art (rather than, say, a human being) is immoral? The second part steps back and asks about how moral evaluation fits into the larger task of evaluating artworks. If an artwork is immoral, what does that tell us about how to value the artwork? The overall approach of the book is moderately skeptical. The book argue ... More

Keywords: ethics, aesthetics, expressivism, Confucianism, autonomism, moralism, moral relativism, cognitivism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197519769
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197519769.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Harold, author
Professor of Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College