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Pornography, Art, and the Intended Response of the Receiver

David Davies

in Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199609581
eISBN:
9780191746260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609581.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

According to this chapter, both the nature of art and the nature of pornography can be usefully elucidated in terms of the kind of regard or response intended by the maker of an artefact. In this ... More


Moral Responses to Fictional Characters

Frank Palmer

in Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242321
eISBN:
9780191680441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242321.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Fictional characters do not belong to the actual world. They do not join in interpersonal relationships; their actions and decisions no more aid or impair people's aims than people do theirs. With ... More


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