This topic will investigate aesthetic values such as beauty, ugliness, comedy, tragedy, drama, horror, and sublimity. Discussion will range freely over different art forms and the appreciation of nature. Questions to be addressed include: Are values such as beauty purely in the eye of the beholder? How does non-vocal music express and arouse emotions? Why do we value works that make us sad or frightened? What makes an object an artwork at all? This topic is particularly recommended for students both in philosophy and the creative arts.
This topic aims to:
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