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Fall 2008: Beauty, Rhetoric, Aesthetics, Philosophy


This course examined contemporary attempts to revitalize and reaffirm art's relation to beauty, aesthetic pleasure, and seduction.

H230A011.0 Beauty, Rhetoric, Aesthetics, Philosophy Cross-listed in Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and Independent College Programs.

Taught By: John Muse Department: Independent College Programs

This course will examine contemporary attempts to revitalize and reaffirm art's relation to beauty, aesthetic pleasure, and seduction. Readings will be drawn from the works of Plato, Longinus, Edmund Burke, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, as well as the contemporary champions of beauty: Gilbert-Rolfe, Hickey, Scarry, Schjeldahl, and Steiner.

Originally posted at: http://www.haverford.edu/news/stories/18891/11