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Censorship versus Art
Censorship versus Art

Author(s): Stefan Morawski
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: CEEOL Collections / Digital Reproductions

Summary/Abstract: This essay attempts merely to sketch a few preliminary reflections on the relationship between censorship of the political type and art. First of all it must be pointed out that, whereas the history of censorship's interventions is an old one, the history of resistance to it is relatively new. Our own culture, versatile and dynamic in character, provides a rather instructive case in point. In our culture, despite the fact that Socrates preferred to take hemlock rather than abandon his convictions and give up his teaching activities, and despite the many condemned and executed heretics in the middle ages, until the times of Gutenberg and the Reformation censorship as a phenomenon went quite unnoticed by the majority, and thus was normal.

  • Issue Year: 1974
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 153-167
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English