PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Fall 2022, Section 002 - Art and Aesthetic Experience
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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Description

In this course, we will consider a number of philosophical questions having to do with art and aesthetic experience. We will begin by asking what makes something an artwork, whether there is anything distinctive about the experience of beauty, and whether there are differences between natural and artistic beauty. Next, we will ask whether art and beauty have any value, and if so, what it consists in: can art teach us about the world, for example, or does it mislead us? Can it make us better, as individuals and/or as societies? Lastly, we will consider whether aesthetic judgments are objective or subjective: if you like an artwork and I don’t, are we genuinely disagreeing with each other? How might you convince me that you are right? In the final portion of the course, students will be asked to bring in an artwork of their choosing and consider how it exemplifies or challenges some aspect of our readings or discussion.

Schedule

PHIL 196 - First Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
28586
Open
1
3Y1
6Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (SEM)
 In Person
33450
Closed
0
6Enrollment Management
3Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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