To "look good" and to "be good" have traditionally been considered two very different notions. Indeed, philosophers have seen aesthetic and ethical values as fundamentally separate. Now, at the crossroads of a new wave of aesthetic theory, Marcia Muelder Eaton introduces this groundbreaking work, in which a bold new concept of merit where being good and looking good are integrated into one.
There are at least two reasons to welcome this book. First, its criticism of the orthodox view of aesthetic properties and its advocacy of one of the few alternatives in the current literature. Second, as a contribution to the current literature on aesthetics and ethics * Mind *