[PHIL 232] Philosophy of Art

An inquiry into the nature and significance of art. What is art? Is there something that all works of art have in common? What does art do? Is it defined by the intentions of the artist, the experiences of the audience, or the judgments of critics? Is taste subjective? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? In this course, we will seek the answers to these questions in an effort to deepen our understanding of art. Readings will range from classical sources in aesthetics to recent theories of art, including both analytic and continental approaches.

Course Title

Philosophy of Art

Course Code

PHIL 232



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Prerequisite: Philosophy 110 or 115, or sophomore standing.


Offered occasionally.

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