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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

PHIL 28.02 Phenomenology and the Mimetic Arts

Phenomenology offers a distinctive approach to philosophical problems because it is centered on unpacking the structure and content of experience. This course introduces students to phenomenological methods, and then focuses these techniques on the mimetic arts. The arts of imitation – figurative painting and sculpture, photography, film, theater, and so on – are particularly phenomenologically interesting. Experiences of them are complex because they involve awareness of the representations as well as what they represent, among other things. As such, they are both excellent candidates for phenomenological analysis, as well as test cases for phenomenological methods. This course will consider both classical and contemporary thinkers in the phenomenological tradition, as well as their critics.


One Philosophy course, or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV; WCult:W

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.