Grace as guide to morals? Schiller's aesthetic turn in ethics

Deligiorgi, Katerina (2006) Grace as guide to morals? Schiller's aesthetic turn in ethics. History of Philosophy Quarterly, 23 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 0740-0675

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Our philosophical moral vocabulary expresses a predilection for depth; we customarily probe feelings, intentions, reasons for action. Friedrich Schiller's concept of grace offers an alternative: moral guidance is best sought in what we train ourselves to set aside, facial expression, sound of voice, movement. This surprising proposal merits our attention and speaks to some of our current concerns.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Depositing User: Dr Katerina Deligiorgi
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2021 09:15
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