Ideas from 'Artistic Value and Opportunistic Moralism' by Eileen John [2006], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Aesthetics and the Phil of Art (Analytic trad)' (ed/tr Lamarque,P/Olsen,SH) [Blackwell 2004,978-1-4051-0582-8]].

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21. Aesthetics / C. Artistic Issues / 7. Art and Morality
A work can be morally and artistically excellent, despite rejecting moral truth
The works we value most are in sympathy with our own moral views
We should understand what is morally important in a story, without having to endorse it
We value morality in art because that is what we care about - but it is a contingent fact