Avishai Margalit, “Human Dignity between Kitsch and Deification”

"Kitsch" is a term of german origins and refers to an exaggeration of sentimentality. Kitsch, for Avishai Margalit, not only prejudicial to art, it is, too, to morality. There is kitsch art - materialised in vulgar expressions, excessively emotive, of "bad taste" - and there is kitsch morality. Carl Jung wrote that "sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality". Mary Migdley, that … Continue reading Avishai Margalit, “Human Dignity between Kitsch and Deification”

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