Philosophy and the Visual Arts

Term: Fall 2011

Subject Code: GLIB

Course Number: 5824

This seminar addresses philosophical issues that arise in connection with painting, photography and film. We will consider questions of normative aesthetics and meta-aesthetics, paying special attention to discussions of aesthetic realism and modernism in the arts. Required texts for the course will include works of philosophy, criticism and art history. We will read writings of, among others,André Bazin, Stanley Cavell, Denis Diderot, Michael Fried, Ernst Gombrich, Siegfried Kracauer, Susie Linfield, V.F. Perkins, Susan Sontag and Richard Wollheim.


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