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But I would not care to leave the matter where he does, which tacitly isolates
aesthetic from moral response. Art is connected with morality, I should argue.
One way that it is so connected is that art may yield moral pleasure; but the moral
Only when works of art are reduced to statements which propose a specific
content, and when morality is identified with a ... as a generic decision on the part
of consciousness, then it appears that our response to art is “moral” insofar as it is
What it does mean is that ideas, including moral ideas, are proffered in a new
style. ... is holy” (a moral statement, albeit the opposite of traditional morality), but
rather shifting the argument to another plane, from the moral to the aesthetic.
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review