Ethics, Aesthetics and Practical Philosophy
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The development of interest among academic philosophers in the aesthetics of everyday life is somewhat analogous to the broader development in moral philosophy of ‘applied’ or practical ethics. This fact is sometimes mentioned but rarely examined and it may be useful, therefore, explore something of the course and causes of these two developments, in part better to understand them, but also to note blindspots and limitations in certain ways of thinking. In each case (though in different ways) these limitations are related to ignorance of past theory and practice. Exploring the parallels will also serve as a basis for suggesting how the two lines may now be brought together in a form of practical philosophy.
Haldane , J J 2018 , ' Ethics, Aesthetics and Practical Philosophy ' , The Monist , vol. 101 , no. 1 , pp. 1-8 . https://doi.org/10.1093/monist/onx030
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