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    Otterbein University
  Dec 16, 2017
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHIL 2300 - Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

Hours: 4
This course is an introduction to several issues that arise in contemporary debates in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. Some of the questions that we will consider are: Are aesthetic judgments objective or subjective? Is an authentic work of art of greater artistic value than a forgery of this work? Is photography an art form? Is there something irrational or strange about being moved by fictional characters? What is ‘horror’ and why do we seek out such experiences? Are artworks artistically flawed, if they are morally flawed? Why should we fund public art?
Notes: This course may be used as a substitute for the INST Reflection and Responsibility (INST 2200’s) requirement.