No Ethics without Things

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    Abstract

    Just as recognition and pursuit of the human good take place in language and action, so too do they unfold in encounter with the material and visual. The ethical crises, projects, and striving we see in everyday religious life are worked out not just in the intersubjective play and politics of language but also in encounter with, in dwelling with, material and visual substances and forms. This essay considers the material conditions that make possible the "ethical pleasures" sought by Indonesian painter A. D. Pirous in making and displaying contemporary works of "Islamic art," most especially works that make "visual recitation" of passages from the Qur'an.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-67
    JournalJournal of Religious Ethics
    Volume44
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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