Ive been trying to find resources on whether morality can be considered aesthetic.

I found philosophers who suggest ideas can be aesthetic, so I was wondering whether something as abstract could be tied to aesthetics as well

  • Kant suggested that beauty and morality can be very similar in his third critique (ie. awe-inducing), Bourdieu did write about aesthetics in a similar fashion more recently. So the answer to "Can ...." is trivially "yes", but that does not help much, does it? I suggest you either make this question a clear reference-request or ask more specifically about particular aesthetic theories. Best would be to do the former first and ask about specifics in follow-up questions I guess.
    – Philip Klöcking
    Feb 14 at 9:39
  • Plato famously linked beauty with virtue, see Permanent Beauty and Becoming Happy in Plato’s Symposium by Lear. Schiller more recently linked morality to pleasure (in opposition to Kant's austere moral duty), see The Aesthetics of Morality by Baxley.
    – Conifold
    Feb 15 at 22:20

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