Introduction: to the Special Issue Ethics and Aesthetics - issues at their intersection

Susana Cadilha, Vitor Guerreiro

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Abstract

We present the structure and guiding principles of this Special Issue, with a brief description
of the participants’ contributions and the relations holding between them. The intersection
between aesthetics and ethics as a field of philosophical enquiry is presented under the guise
of a ‘layer cake’: at the top layer we find the most general metaphysical and epistemological
issues concerning the nature of value, aesthetic and ethical; the middle layer encompasses
several normative issues about the interactions of aesthetic, moral and cognitive values
in art; finally at the bottom layer we introduce issues of a more restricted focus, like the
aesthetic peculiarity of political songs and the ethics of artistic appropriation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-180
Number of pages22
JournalDisputatio
Volume13
Issue number62
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Aesthetic
  • Value, art
  • Cognitive values
  • Moral value
  • Theory of value

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