PHIL 1700 - Philosophy and the Arts Course uri icon



  • Explores controversial questions in aesthetics (philosophy of art), such as: What counts as art? What makes art, music, or even the natural world beautiful? What's the proper way to appreciate beauty? Do some people have better taste in music or art than others? If so, what does 'good taste' mean? Is pop music bad? What about cultural appropriation? Is it wrong when, e.g., white people perform music traditionally associated with black culture?