Aesthetics

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Philosophy

Course Number: 
227
Institution: 
Amherst College

The course investigates the central issues of aesthetics. These include: the nature and value of art, works of art, expression, creativity, artistic meaning, aesthetic experience, interpretation and aesthetic judgment. In the first half of the course, we will examine certain historical texts—from Plato to Tolstoy—that have been influential in both the study and practice of art. In the second half, we will discuss contemporary treatments of selected topics in aesthetics.

Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Professor Moore.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
PHIL-227-01-1213S

Course Sections

Aesthetics
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Joseph Moore

jgmoore@amherst.edu

MW 02:30PM-03:50PM

BARR 102