The Ethical Implications of The Intentional Fallacy

How We Ought to Address the Art of Immoral Artists

  • Rosanna Sparacino
Keywords: philosophy, wimsatt, beardsley

Abstract

I argue that biographical information is akin to other non-aesthetic, social, historical, or political information. As such, artist’s biographies are always relevant and important when interpreting art. While the meaning and value of a piece of art is not determined by any single piece of contextual information, neither is its meaning and value ever entirely separated from context. In some cases, however, a piece of art that is technically magnificent may be experienced as repugnant when the artist has committed egregious acts.

Published
2019-09-25
How to Cite
Sparacino, R. (2019). The Ethical Implications of The Intentional Fallacy. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 12(1), 22-31. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1973
Section
Articles