Oct 23, 2019  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PL 3750 - Philosophy of Art

An exploration of a variety of central questions in the philosophy of art. Topics covered normally include a philosophical investigation into the nature of art; the unity of the fine arts (music, painting, sculpture and dance); their relation to performance art and crafts; the nature of aesthetic experience; the artistic process; the relation between the artist, the work and the viewer; art and truth. Some consideration may also be given to such related issues as the artist’s relationship to society, and art as a medium for the expression of moral values and of perspectives on the meaning of human life. The issues of the course are explored through a selection of writings from outstanding classical and contemporary thinkers.

Prerequisite: PL 1100  or PL 1150 .