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Course Code: 
PHI 3105
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
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Course Description & Objectives: 

The course will consider the subject-matter of aesthetics and its history.  It will deal with such questions as the character of aesthetic experience, the concept of beauty, aesthetic judgment, aesthetic standards, the relation between the aesthetic and the cognitive, the concept of imagination, the nature of art, interpreting works of art, art criticism, art fraud, symbolism, metaphor and analogy, myth, significance of changes in fashion, standards of taste, norms of literary truth, the concept of style, the distinction between form and content, the intentional fallacy, the relativity of judgment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Course Objectives:

  • The aim of this course is to enable students develop a philosophical approach to analyzing the major aesthetical question of beauty.
  • It aims at engendering a critical and creative mindset in the students in approaching issues of aesthetics.
Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course learners should be able to;

  • appreciate the role of aesthetics in human life
  • appreciate the role of philosophical inquiry in aesthetics studies
  • discern to approach aesthetical challenges from a philosophical view
  • develop skills of aesthetical critique to become expert aesthetical judges
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