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PHIL-265 Aesthetics

3 Credits

What is art? Must art be beautiful? Are aesthetic this course judgments and taste merely subjective? Is the aesthetic sphere autonomous? What are the relations between art and politics, artistic experiment and institutional reality? Is originality important? Is there a difference between art and craft? These and other questions, belonging to the philosophical reflection on art (the sensuous and the practical) are covered in this course. For students with a general interest in the problems of art and aesthetic experience.