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Single Idea 20456

[catalogued under 21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 10. Art and Morality]

Full Idea

I don't think that art can be unethical. I think that interesting art is always ethical. It is organised around ethical demands.

Gist of Idea

Interesting art is always organised around ethical demands

Source

Simon Critchley (Impossible Objects: interviews [2012], 8)

A Reaction

It is a struggle to make this fit instrumental music. Critchley likes punk rock, so he might not see the problem. How to compare Bachian, Mozart, Beethovenian and Debussyian ethics? Not impossible.

Book Reference

Critchley,Simon: 'Impossible Objects: interviews' [Politty 2012], p.129