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2024 Spring > UGRD > PHIL > PHIL 224

The Philosophy of Art

Course #: PHIL 224

Late twentieth-century art has insistently challenged us to come to terms with our understanding of the very nature of the art work. This course is a survey of the major theories of the nature of art, with special emphasis on the views that art is a matter of representing or imitating reality, that art is a form of catharsis, that art is a matter of the expression of emotion, that art is a special kind of symbolic form. It also addresses such questions as the role of art history in a theory of aesthetic interpretation, the problem of forgery, the issue of artistic responsibility and the recent debates over censorship of the arts.

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 9905 MWF
10:00 - 10:50 am
Perez-Carrasco,Andres University Hall Y04-4100
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2024 - 05/08/2024
Capacity: 30
Enrolled: 30
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
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Course Attributes: Humanities