Can We Separate the Art from the Artist? Should We? Moral Character, Artistic Creation, and Ethical Criticism​

Presented by Dr Ted Nannicelli

Date: Friday 7 September, 2018
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37) 


In this talk, I address a hot-button issue in cultural criticism that raises a number of interesting questions in philosophical aesthetics. The controversy is about the appropriate response to the artworks created by morally reprehensible artists. Can we separate the art from the artist? Should we? What do these questions mean? And what sorts of reasons for action might arise from answering them in different ways? Answering these questions is far from straightforward because they involve puzzling questions about the metaphysics and epistemology of art.



Ted Nannicelli
University of Queensland



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Digital Learning Space (Room 224, Level 2), Joyce Ackroyd Building (#37)