An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro to Philosophy of Art

Fall 2019

Taught By: Timothy Quigley

Section: A

CRN: 7126

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the visual arts, music, and literature. We examine the place of the arts and artists in society and the philosophical questions they raise. What is art? Is art, in general, a human good; roughly speaking, does it enhance human experience? Does art help us create a just society? What is the relation of art to nature? What makes objects beautiful? Is beauty a necessary feature of art? Are there ways to determine quality in works of art? Is there such a thing as truth and authenticity in art? What is artistic expression? Is there a connection between aesthetic and moral judgment? 
This course will be of interest to students of philosophy, literature, visual and media studies, music, art and literary criticism.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:12am 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/15/2019