Faculty of Arts


PHIL 212

Philosophy of the Arts


Description

Considers a range of issues debated by contemporary philosophers concerning the origins, function, definition, ontology, presentation, interpretation, appreciation, expressiveness, representational character and value of art. Related and applied topics, such as the status of colourised movies, the status of artistic fakes and the paradox of our enjoying tragedies are also discussed.

Availability 2012

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Distinguished Professor Stephen Davies

Reading/Texts

Stephen Davies, The Philosophy of Art. (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006).

Recommended Reading

Robert Stecker, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction, (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010, second edition).

Theodore Gracyk, The Philosophy of Art: An Introduction. (Cambridge: Polity, 2012)

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

PHIL 212: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points in Philosophy, or any 90 points passed

Restrictions

PHIL 332


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