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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Philosophy

PHIL 343 Philosophy and the Arts (1)

An examination and evaluation of various theories about the nature of art and the aesthetic point of view. We will explore such issues as the possibility of defining art, the determination of the meaning and value of particular works of art, the relationship between our conception of art and the culture in which we live. We will also focus on the way art has developed in this century.

Prerequisite: One course in Philosophy or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Markowitz