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Moral‐Aesthetic Judgments of Artifacts

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Our aesthetic judgments in everyday life are often intertwined with moral judgments, such as personal appearance, condition of one's possessions, and environmental eyesores. We also make ... More


Conclusion

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Several issues emerge from exploring everyday aesthetics. First, its normative mission to illuminate the hidden aesthetic potential of the ordinary may conflict with its descriptive role in analyzing ... More


Proximity

Bridget Ford

in Bonds of Union: "Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626222
eISBN:
9781469628028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626222.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the rising importance of middle-class refinement in the United States, and shows that black and white Americans fostered this culture together. Pursuit of middle-class status ... More


Suspicious People and Untrustworthy Documents

Craig Robertson

in The Passport in America: The History of a Document

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199927579
eISBN:
9780190254568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927579.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines why the passport was not considered necessary when border security was defined through a racialized understanding of what made the nation productive and healthy, and when the ... More


Essence

David Livingstone Smith

in On Inhumanity: Dehumanization and How to Resist It

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190923006
eISBN:
9780190092566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923006.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the powerful psychological biases that make possible the dehumanizing impulse. The fact that people sometimes believe that other people who appear human are really less than ... More


The Aesthetics of Laundry

Yuriko Saito

in Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199672103
eISBN:
9780191838682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199672103.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

As one of the most mundane aspects of daily life, laundry rarely garners aesthetic attention. However, this practical chore turns out to contain numerous aesthetic considerations beyond ensuring ... More


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