Listed in: Philosophy, as PHIL-315
Joseph G. Moore (Section 02)
In this course we will investigate the central issues of aesthetics. These include: the value of art, the nature of artworks, expression, creativity, artistic meaning, aesthetic experience, interpretation, criticism, beauty, sublimity. In the first part of the course, we will explore historical texts—from Hume to Heidegger—that have been influential in both the study and practice of art. In the later stages, we will discuss contemporary treatments of selected topics in aesthetics. Requires one previous course in Philosophy or consent of the instructor.
Spring semester. Professor Moore
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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, oral presentations , group work and class participation