Artful Virtue: The Interplay of the Beautiful and the Good in the Scottish Enlightenment

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During the Scottish Enlightenment the relationship between aesthetics and ethics became deeply ingrained: beauty was the sensible manifestation of virtue; the fine arts represented the actions of a virtuous mind; to deeply understand artful and natural beauty was to identify with moral beauty; and the aesthetic experience was indispensable in making value judgments. This book reveals the history of how the Scots applied the vast landscape of moral philosophy to the specific territories of beauty - in nature, aesthetics and ...

Artful Virtue: The Interplay of the Beautiful and the Good in the Scottish Enlightenment 2015, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781472448484

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