A Philosophy of Mass Art

by NoŽl E Carroll; Oxford University, 1998

In the course of engaging a given narrative, we may need to reorganize the hierarchical orderings of our moral categories and premises, or to reinterpret those categories and premises in the light of new paradigm instances and hard cases, or to reclassify barely acknowledged moral phenomena afresh -- something that we might be provoked to do by a feminist author who is able to show us injustice where before all we saw was culture as usual. Or, a mass fiction, like the television series Cagney and Lacey, may, for example, prompt us to revise our morally charged cultural schemas by presenting women as serious candidates for police officers

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