phil 169f syllabus, summer 2010

phil 169f syllabus, summer 2010 - Philosophy 169F:...

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Philosophy 169F: Philosophy of Art/Aesthetics Summer Session II, 2010 MW 3:10-6, INTS 2136 Instructor: Samantha Matherne Email:  smath002@ucr.edu Office: HMNSS 3307 Office Hours: Wednesday 12:30-2:30 and by appointment Course Description: What is art?  What requirements must something meet in order to count as a work of art?  Must it represent something?  Express something?  Have a particular form?  Induce a  certain experience?  Be endorsed by the ‘artworld’?  Have moral content?  Does talk of  ‘meeting requirements’ even make sense when identifying something as a work of art?   In order to answer these questions, we are going to look to two sources: various  philosophies of art and our own aesthetic experience.  We will learn what philosophers  have to say about art by looking at both historical (Plato, Kant, Tolstoy) and  contemporary theories of art (Bell, Carroll, Dickie, Danto).  And we will test those  theories against our own experience of watching movies and television; listening to 
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