PHIL 301

This course introduces students to aesthetics as a branch of modern philosophy. Aesthetic investigation applies the basic analytical tools of philosophy to traditional concepts, arguments, and theories of beauty and art. The course addresses the issues of the difference between art and non-art, distinctions between good and bad art, the definition of beauty, the function of art and the main classical and contemporary theories of art. Prerequisite(s): Any 200-level ARLH or ARTH course or any 200-level course from the Liberal Arts department.


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