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Diehl, Nicholas. 2013. Satire, Analogy, and Moral Philosophy. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 71 (4) : 311–321. 11 pp.
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This paper deals with two issues in philosophy, one about the essence of satire and its relation to moral philosophy and the other concerning the use of works of art to practice philosophy. The author argues that although the similarities between moral satire and applied ethics have previously been highlighted, the prominence of argument by analogy in satire remains largely unexplored. The paper suggests that satire and moral philosophy are closely enough related for this kinship not only to allow the practice of philosophy though satire but also to enable its practice through works of narrative fiction.