Spring 2015


Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-227

Formerly listed as: PHIL-27


Joseph G. Moore (Section 01)


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.

PHIL 227 - L/D

Section 01
Tu 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM BARR 102
Th 02:30 PM - 03:50 PM BARR 102

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Aesthetics: A Coprehensive Anthology Blackwell Publishing, c. 2008 Edited by Steven M. Cahn and Aaron Meskin Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015