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New Undergraduate Course Supplement 2018

PHIL 50.31 Classics of Modern Aesthetics

This course introduces students to philosophical aesthetics and the philosophy of art through some of the central works of those fields from the 18th Century onwards. Potential questions include: the nature of aesthetic pleasure, the special features of aesthetic judgments, the beautiful and the sublime, the moral potential of art, the relationship between art and freedom, the characteristic aims of art, what makes an experience aesthetic, and the role of symbolism in the arts.

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