Fall 2006 not offered
This course is an intensive consideration of some primary classical and modern texts on issues of truth and cognition in relation to art. Questions considered include the differences between aesthetic 'knowledge,' on the one hand, and scientific and historical knowledge, on the other; the relationships between artistic intention and artistic meaning and between artistic truth and the evaluation of works of art; the roles of style and genre in artistic representation--and what the limits of artistic representation are.
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Hume: "Of the Standard of Taste"
Burke: THE ORIGIN OF OUR IDEAS OF THE SUBLIME AND BEAUTIFUL
Kant: CRITIQUE OF JUDGMENT
Schiller: LETTERS ON THE AESTHETIC EDUCATION OF MAN
Hegel: INTRODUCTORY LECTURES ON AESTHETICS
Nietzsche: BIRTH OF TRAGEDY
Selections from Marcuse and Adorno
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Three (5-7 pp.) essays on course readings.