Course Description for Aesthetics
Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics OR admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics OR permission of the Philosophy Graduate Coordinator. This course will examine questions such as What is art? What is beauty? What is the nature of the aesthetic experience? What is an aesthetic object? What is the role of the creativity in making and judging art? Can a work of art have more than one meaning? What is the role of the art critic? and Can art be immoral? We will examine the theories of philosophers and members of the art community from the time of Plato to the present day.