• R. W. Beardsmore
Part of the New Studies in Practical Philosophy book series (NSPP)


In the introduction to this essay, I mentioned how doubts about the importance of art, and the attempt to combat such doubts, may lead a man to a moralist view, lead him to locate the importance of art in some moral purpose which it serves. Tolstoi, who himself produced perhaps one of the most comprehensive statements of such a view, clearly felt the force of such doubts, and in an early article he brings out perfectly how they may arise even for a young child:


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© R. W. Beardsmore 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Beardsmore
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  1. 1.Lecturer in PhilosophyUniversity CollegeBangorUK

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