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Virtues of Art

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The idea that there is an important place in philosophical aesthetics for virtues of art is not new, but it is now undergoing a serious re-examination. Why might this be? What are the principles behind virtue aesthetics? Are there any good arguments for the theory? (I will take virtue aesthetics to be the theory that there is a central place for virtues of art.) What problems does virtue aesthetics face? And what might the implications be of virtue aesthetics both in philosophy and in related disciplines?

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