PHIL2030 - Aesthetics

Tutor: Dr James Wilson
10 weeks
Teaching structure:
One hour lecture + One hour seminar per week

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to some key topics issues in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Topics to be examined include the nature and justifiability of aesthetic judgments (how can there be a 'standard of taste'?), the aesthetic appreciation of nature, theories of the nature and value of art (can just anything count as art if you put it in a gallery?) and the ontology of artistic works.

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