UT Dallas 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

PHIL4340 - Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics

PHIL 4340 Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics (3 semester credit hours) An investigation into the nature of art. In addition to readings in philosophical aesthetics, this course will also directly consider individual artists, art movements, and individual works of art. By reading and thinking through select theoretical writings about art, the aim of the course will be not only to improve students' interpretations of specific works of art, but also to enhance their ability to reflect critically on the meaning of art in the world and its relationship to society. Prerequisite: PHIL 1301 or PHIL 2316 or PHIL 2317 or equivalent. (3-0) R