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Aesthetics and Art Advanced - PHIL3681

Year - 2019

This is the advanced version of PHIL2681, with common lectures, but separate tutorials and assessment. In this unit we will explore the idea that a work of art is best thought of on the model of intentional action. By considering examples of painting, sculpture, literature, conceptual art, film and photography we will consider questions of artifactuality, artistic intentionality, interpretation, and objecthood. A guiding theme will be the challenge to a demanding conception of art posed by various forms of skepticism about art including relativism, physicalism, and a modern scientific-minded cynicism about non-scientific understanding.

Classes
1x2-hr lecture/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x500wd tutorial presentation (20%), 1x4000wd essay (70%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2518 or PHIL2618

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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