Aesthetics Philosophy of Art (PHIL 271.3)

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PHIL 271 02 January 2018 William Buschert
PHIL 271 02 January 2016


This course explores basic issues in aesthetics. What is art? Are aesthetic judgments objective or merely subjective matters of taste and feeling? Is it possible to have standards of criticism? Is art fictional and if so can it be true? What is the place of art in human life?


6 credit units in philosophy, fine arts or literature.

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