Spring 2012

Aesthetics

Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-227

Formerly listed as: PHIL-27

Faculty

Joseph G. Moore (Section 01)

Description

The course investigates the central issues of aesthetics. These include: the nature and value of art, works of art, expression, creativity, artistic meaning, aesthetic experience, interpretation and aesthetic judgment. In the first half of the course, we will examine certain historical texts—from Plato to Tolstoy—that have been influential in both the study and practice of art. In the second half, we will discuss contemporary treatments of selected topics in aesthetics.

Limited to 25 students. Spring semester.  Professor Moore.

If Overenrolled: Preference to majors, Amherst seniors first, then juniors, etc.

Keywords

Writing attentive

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2012, Spring 2013
 

Taking Notes