Moral craftsmanship

Mark Coeckelbergh*

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    Not all art is morally acceptable. For example, most people would agree that it is wrong to torture a person for the sake of an art performance or to kill a person for aesthetic reasons. More generally, if something qualifies as” beautiful," that does not necessarily make it right or good. At the same time, the boundary between ethics and aesthetics may not be as clear as many people think. Can morality be strictly separated from aesthetics? Perhaps ethics itself already has an” aesthetic” dimension. One of the questions in this volume concerns how people can be creative in morality and how they can change the ethics of their lives, practices, and societies. Can morality itself be creative? What does it mean to be “morally creative”?

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Ethics of Creativity
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137333544
    ISBN (Print)9781137333537
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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