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Semester 1

Aesthetics (PHIL10117)

Course Website

http://www.philosophy.ed.ac.uk/ug_study/ug_honours/ug_hons_index.html

Subject

Philosophy

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

3

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

**Spaces on Philosophy Honours courses are extremely limited, and so priority is given to visiting students coming through a direct exchange with the Philosophy department (including Erasmus students on a Philosophy Exchange). Exchange students outside of Philosophy and independent study abroad students cannot be guaranteed enrolment in ANY 3rd/4th year Philosophy courses** Please note that 3rd year Philosophy courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces. These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces. If there is sufficient space for other visiting students to enrol at the start of the semester, visiting students must have completed at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above to qualify for this course; we will only consider University/College level courses.

Course Summary

The course will introduce students to some central topics in contemporary aesthetics, including the nature of art, aesthetic experience, and issues arising in the philosophy of the particular arts.

Course Description

The course will examine theories of beauty, the arts and the aesthetic in contemporary thinkers, while also considering historical treatments of these topics. Topics discussed may include aesthetic experience, beauty, art, the aesthetics of nature, forgery, emotion, truth and morality.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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