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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

PHIL 23.03 Art and Its Nature

What is the nature of art? Can ‘art’ be defined, or do attempts at definition illegitimately constrain creative innovation in the arts? What sorts of things are paintings, songs, or works of literature? How are they related to things such as colored canvases, scores, the cultural context, artists, and audiences? Are there important differences in kind among arts like painting, literature, and music? This course will investigate these and other questions about the definition and ontology of art.




One Philosophy course, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture


The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.