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    Vassar College
  Dec 15, 2017
Catalogue 2017-2018
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PHIL 240 - Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
This course examines 19th and 20th century philosophical movements in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Various aesthetic viewpoints and philosophical genres of writing are addressed in this course. Philosophers that we read include: Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Locke, Woolf, Heidegger, Benjamin, Adorno, Mulvey, Bell Hooks. Questions we address include: What is art and who is the artist? What is beauty? How does beautiful relate to the sublime? What is the origin and purpose of art? How does art relate to non-aesthetic areas of life? How does technological development affect the nature of art? Osman Nemli.

Prerequisite(s): one 100-level course in Philosophy.

Two 75-minute periods.

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