Volume 7, 2010
Ethics, Morality, and Art in the Classroom
Positive and Negative Relations
Scholars are increasingly interested in possible relationships between aesthetics and ethics and in the pedagogical value of art. This paper considers some specific works of art and explores their multi-faceted relation to ethics and morality. I argue that art has both positive and negative relationships to ethics and morality (which I distinguish in a very rough way as the paper progresses). Art works of various sorts may productively be used in the business ethics classroom,
but instructors need to keep in mind the multivalent relationship between art, on the one hand, and ethics and morality on the other.