Special Lecture (for prospective students): Ethical Criticism of Art

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM until 5:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

Ethical Criticism of Art

Featuring Erich Matthes, Associate Professor of Philosophy: Artworks sometimes include morally objectionable content. For example, a movie or song might have elements that are racist or misogynistic. Do these moral flaws make these artworks aesthetically worse, too? This is the question we'll discuss in this session. We'll look at five different views about the relationship between ethics and aesthetics, and explore together what they get right (or wrong!) about how we should think about the role of ethical criticism in the arts. Please note, this special lecture is intended for prospective students only.

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