PHIL 153 - Philosophy and the Arts
Winter 2014, Section 002
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Students are strongly advised not to take more than two Philosophy Introductions.
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Students are strongly advised not to take more than two Philosophy Introductions.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course serves as an introduction to philosophy of art or aesthetics. The course will begin trying to answer the seemingly simple but deceptively difficult question of “what is art?” To attempt to answer this question we look into real world examples of art forgery and what this can tell us about art’s nature. The course will then look at relationships between works of art and those who view them. Specifically, we will discuss the way we value and judge art, the nature of art appreciation, and how we interpret, or ought to interpret, art. The end of the course will delve into the moral status of art and look at specific aesthetic issues that arise due to the nature of music.

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Intended Audience:

No prior experience with philosophy is presumed

Class Format:

3 hrs of seminar-style lecture per week


PHIL 153 - Philosophy and the Arts
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
19Y1 or Y2
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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