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PHIL 201H - Philosophy of Art-Honors

3 credits

What is art? And what makes aesthetic judgments possible? This course addresses these two questions by looking at what some of the most influential Western Philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Ficino, Shaftesbury, Kant, Schelling, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Croce, Dewey, and Heidegger) have said about art and aesthetics. Particular attention is given to how philosophical issues in art have been intimately connected to philosophical visions of the cosmos, god, politics, science, and ethics. Such connections are investigated both through theory and through the critique of famous works of art in various mediums.

Prerequisites: ENG 101 - Writing and Research .