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Ästhetischer Diskurs und ethische Urteile

From the book Aesthetics Today
Felix Gmür


Aesthetic Discourse and Ethical Judgements. If ethics and aesthetics, in Wittgenstein, are one, it has to be possible that aesthetical discourses obtain relevance for ethical arguments. Both, ethics and aesthetics, in Wittgenstein’s early philosophy, cannot be expressed in scientific terms, but can only be shown „through“ that what is said. Posters for Swiss popular votes may appeal to the emotion and lead to a (non-scientific) insight. The concept of „gesture“ helps to understand the scene of an assisted suicide. To be aware of what happens is not a proof for anything, but throw a light on ethical attitude.

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