Philosophy 110

Summer 2019 Session D

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
110 Aesthetics Noƫ TuWTh 1-3:30 151 Barrows

This course will explore topics in the philosophy of art. What is art? What makes art valuable? Is art really valuable? What is a picture? Why are some pictures works of art, but not others? What is performance? What makes performance art? What does art reveal about human nature? What does art tell us about the mind? We will seek to answer these and other questions. We will read writings on these and related topics by a range of philosophers (mostly from the 20th century).

Previously taught: FL18, SU18D, SU17D, SP17, SU15D, SU14A, SP13, SP11, SP10, SP09.