The Normative Significance of Flatulence: Aesthetics, Etiquette, and Ethics

Karl Pfeifer

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    Proceeding on the basis of reports of a proposal in 2011 to criminalize public flatulence in Malawi, the normative significance of flatulence is considered from the respective standpoints of aesthetics, etiquette, and ethics, and it is indicated how aesthetics and etiquette may themselves also have ethical significance. It is concluded that etiquette and ethics may both require that certain violations of etiquette and ethics should sometimes be ignored.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)17-25
    Number of pages9
    JournalIAFOR Journal of Arts and Humanities
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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