Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Ethics and the arts / Paul Macneill, editor
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2014]
Online access available from:
Springer eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages) : chiefly color illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction: Ethics and the Arts / Paul Macneill -- PART I. THE ARTS AND ETHICS -- 2. Literature and Ethics: Learning to Read with Emma Bovary / Iain Bamforth -- 3. Music and Morality / Philip Alperson -- 4. Modern Painting and Morality / Paul Macneill -- 5. The Photograph Not as Proof but as Limit / Sarah Sentilles -- 6. Of Redemption: The Good of Film Experience / Brian Bergen-Aurand -- 7. Movies and Medical Ethics / Henri Colt -- 8. The House of the Dead--The Ethics and Aesthetics of Documentary / Debora Diniz -- 9. Embracing the Unknown, Ethics and Dance / Philipa Rothfield -- 10. Burning Daylight: Contemporary Indigenous Dance, Loss and Cultural Intuition / Rachael Swain -- 11. Toward an Intersubjective Ethics of Acting and Actor Training / Phillip Zarrilli -- 12. Politics and Ethics in Applied Theatre: Face-to- Face and Disturbing the Fabric of the Sensible / James Thompson -- 13. Presence in Performance: An Enigmatic Quality / Paul Macneill -- 14. Ethics and Performance: Enacting Presence / Paul Macneill
PART II. WHAT IS THE RELATION BETWEEN ETHICS AND THE ARTS? -- 15. Ethics and the Arts: A Critical Review of the New Moralisms / Paul Macneill -- 16. Ethics and Aesthetics--Joined at the Hip? / Miles Little -- PART III. BIOART AND BIOETHICS -- 17. Taking Responsibility for Life: Bioethics and Bioart / Joanna Zylinska -- 18. The Unnatural Relations Between Artistic Research and Ethics Committees: An Artist's Perspective / Ionat Zurr and Oron Catts -- PART IV. ART AND ETHICS IN RELATION TO SCIENCE AND MEDICINE -- 19. Ethics and the Arts in the Medical Humanities / Claire Hooker -- 20. The Songs of Spring: Quest Myths, Metaphors, and Medical Progress / George J. Annas -- 21. Art, Place, Climate: Situated Ethics / Ruth Little -- PART V. CONCLUSION -- 22. Art's Rich Contribution to Ethics / Paul Macneill
Summary "This book proposes that the highest expression of ethics is an aesthetic. It suggests that the quintessential performance of any field of practice is an art that captures an ethic beyond any literal statement of values. This is to advocate for a shift in emphasis, away from current juridical approaches to ethics (ethical codes or regulation), toward ethics as an aesthetic practice--away from ethics as a minimal requirement, toward ethics as an aspiration. The book explores the relationship between art and ethics: a subject that has fascinated philosophers from ancient Greece to the present. It explores this relationship in all the arts: literature, the visual arts, film, the performing arts, and music. It also examines current issues raised by 'hybrid' artists who are working at the ambiguous intersections between art, bio art and bioethics and challenging ethical limits in working with living materials. In considering these issues the book investigates the potential for art and ethics to be mutually challenged and changed in this meeting. The book is aimed at artists and students of the arts, who may be interested in approaching ethics and the arts in a new way. It is also aimed at students and teachers of ethics and philosophy, as well as those working in bioethics and the health professions. It will have appeal to the 'general educated reader' as being current, of considerable interest, and offering a perspective on ethics that goes beyond a professional context to include questions about how one approaches ethics in one's own life and practices."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource and print version record; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 17, 2016)
Subject Arts and morals.
Aesthetics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Art -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
Author Macneill, Paul, editor
ISBN 9401788162 (electronic bk.)
9789401788168 (electronic bk.)