Introduction to Aesthetics (PHIL 185)

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Instructor: Susan Wolf. This course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. in Caldwell 213.

The course will survey a range of topics in aesthetics and the philosophy of art.  Most readings will be 20th -21st  century.  Central questions include:  What is art?  How is art related to pleasure and beauty?  Is there an objective standard of taste?  What is the role of intention in determining aesthetic meaning?

Susan Wolf’s webpage