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PHIL 3162W : Philosophy of Art
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy (PHIL)
Philosophy of Art
Philosophy of Art
Fall 2015
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PHIL 1051 or PHIL 2111 or PHIL 2112 or PHIL 3113


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PHIL 3162W - Philosophy of Art
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The problem of artistic representation and the nature of aesthetic experience as related to the creation, appreciation, and criticism of art. Special emphasis on nonrepresentational works of art and their interpretation.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
• Articulate and evaluate major concepts and approaches to the philosophy of art in the Western aesthetics tradition.
• Construct a variety of original written arguments that:
• Analyze the logic of individual texts.
• Synthesize a relationship between two or more texts.
• Marshal elements from multiple texts to meet the students' own argumentative goals.
• Construct an original research paper in the philosophy of art that includes multiple opportunities throughout the semester for collaboration with and feedback from faculty and peers.
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CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-Humanities Courses
SPHHS-Humanities Courses
SEAS - Humanities Electives
The department has decided to rename the course in order to boost enrollment. The title Philosophy of Art is a simpler way of describing the course's contents.
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