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In defence of the ethical evaluation of narrative art

By M. Kieran

Abstract

In this paper I will evaluate two distinct models defending the ethical evaluation of narrative art – moderate moralism and ethicism. Both models can be defended against criticisms current in the philosophical literature but at some cost. Moreover, further considerations show both accounts to be deeply problematic. Nonetheless, I will argue, the insight that narratives are sometimes properly assessed as art in terms of their moral character can be adequately defended

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.whiterose.ac.uk:3334

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