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 artistic fakes and the paradox of our enjoying tragedies are also discussed.

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Distinguished Professor Stephen Davies

Reading/Texts

Stephen Davies, The Philosophy of Art, 2nd ed. (Malden: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016)

Recommended Reading

Robert Stecker, Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art: An Introduction, 2nd ed. (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010)

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 90 points

Restrictions

PHIL 332


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