PHIL 214

Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

Philosophy College of Humanities

Course Description

The experience of beauty in nature, in literature, and in the arts.

When Taught

Fall, Winter, Spring

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

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3

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3

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3

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Figures and Topics

Learning Outcome

Know basic concepts, theories, figures, texts, and issues in Western philosophy of art and beauty.

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Application

Learning Outcome

Learn how to use the philosophy of art and theories of taste to appreciate and critique individual works of art.

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Critical Reading and Writing

Learning Outcome

Practice philosophical analysis and argument orally and in writing; write a cogent and well-researched essay on the philosophy of art and beauty.