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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

PHIL 80.18 Beauty

Beauty is the preeminent aesthetic value, and plumbing its depths is one of philosophy's oldest occupations. Is beauty an objective feature of the world or merely "in the eye of the beholder"? How do we judge something to be beautiful? What is the relationship between beauty and pleasure? Can art be beautiful? Can nature? What is the relationship between beauty and other values, like justice and virtue? Readings may include Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, Hume, Kant, Schiller, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, G. E. Moore, Iris Murdoch, Mary Mothersill, Arthur Danto, and Alexander Nehamas.


Requires the 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.