Ethics and the Arts

Editors: Macneill, Paul (Ed.)

  • This book explores the relationship between art and ethics
  • 22 chapters cover the relationship between ethics and all the arts 
  • Ethics is discussed as an aesthetic
  • The book challenges current approaches to ethics 
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About this book

This book proposes that the highest expression of ethics is an aesthetic. It suggests that the quintessential performance of any field of practice is an art that captures an ethic beyond any literal statement of values. This is to advocate for a shift in emphasis, away from current juridical approaches to ethics (ethical codes or regulation), toward ethics as an aesthetic practice—away from ethics as a minimal requirement, toward ethics as an aspiration. The book explores the relationship between art and ethics: a subject that has fascinated philosophers from ancient Greece to the present. It explores this relationship in all the arts: literature, the visual arts, film, the performing arts, and music. It also examines current issues raised by ‘hybrid’ artists who are working at the ambiguous intersections between art, bio art and bioethics and challenging ethical limits in working with living materials. In considering these issues the book investigates the potential for art and ethics to be mutually challenged and changed in this meeting.

The book is aimed at artists and students of the arts, who may be interested in approaching ethics and the arts in a new way. It is also aimed at students and teachers of ethics and philosophy, as well as those working in bioethics and the health professions. It will have appeal to the ‘general educated reader’ as being current, of considerable interest, and offering a perspective on ethics that goes beyond a professional context to include questions about how one approaches ethics in one’s own life and practices.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction: Ethics and the Arts

    Macneill, Paul

    Pages 1-6

  • Literature and Ethics: Learning to Read with Emma Bovary

    Bamforth, Iain

    Pages 9-19

  • Music and Morality

    Alperson, Philip

    Pages 21-31

  • Modern Painting and Morality

    Macneill, Paul

    Pages 33-46

  • The Photograph Not as Proof but as Limit

    Sentilles, Sarah

    Pages 47-55

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8816-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8815-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7900-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics and the Arts
Editors
  • Paul Macneill
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8816-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8816-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8815-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7900-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 273
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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