PHIL 185H.001 – Honors: Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

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Instructor: Susan Wolf. This course meets TR 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in PE 2066.

The course focuses on philosophical issues about art and beauty.  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 significance of the artist and the artist’s intentions in understanding art?  Other topics include emotional responses to fictional event and characters, the relation of aesthetic value to moral value, the aesthetics of nature, the status of forgeries.

 

Honors course enrollment and wait list procedures are located here. Please direct all registration questions to Jenn Marshburn (jenn.marshburn@unc.edu), Enrolled Student Services Coordinator for Honors Carolina.