Course Description for Aesthetics
This course will examine questions such as What is art? What is beauty? What is the nature of aesthetic experience? What is an aesthetic object? What is the role of 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.