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PHIL 403 - Philosophy of Art


Description:
Survey of ancient, modern, and contemporary philosophy of art, with an emphasis on primary texts and application to artwork. Examination of different ways to define art and its function: art as representation, expression, and metaphor. Formerly, PHIL 303. Students may not receive credit for both.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major philosophies of art: representational theory, institutional theory, formalism, naturalism, expressivism, and phenomenology.
  • Identify the ways in which an artist’s intention matters and does not matter in interpreting a work of art.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which metaphor in art helps us epistemically to understand the world and other people more clearly.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between art and philosophic vocabulary.
  • Identify the ways that philosophy has influenced art and art has developed its own philosophies, especially in the Dada movement; as well as how artists have challenged philosophies of art.
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
11/20/2014



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