11/7/18

Assignment #8: Paradox of Fiction

1. Read: Chapter 54, "Fearing Fictions" and IEP's "Paradox of Fiction" (http://www.iep.utm.edu/fict-par/)

Quiz: 11/16

10/26/18

Assignment #7: Music

1. Read Chapters 20 (Hanslick) and 53 (Kivy).

Quiz: next Friday, 11/2

10/19/18

Assignment #6: Carlson

1. Read: Chapter 46.

Quiz in 2 weeks (November 2).

10/5/18

Assignment #5: Danto and Goodman

1. Read: Danto and Goodman, Chapters 36 & 38.

Quiz: 10/19

9/28/18

Assignment #4: Weitz

1. Read: Weitz, Ch. 35.

Next Quiz: Friday, October 5

9/21/18

9/17/18

Assignment #2:Hume

1. Read: Hume, "On the Standard of Taste," ch. 11, text.

Here's some background reading on Hume's aesthetics.  (Section 4 is most applicable):

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume-aesthetics/

Quiz this Friday.

9/5/18

Assignment #1: Aesthetics and the Philosophy Toolkit



1. Read:

 a.  Chapter 22, "What is Art?" (in our reader).

b. The Philosophy Toolkit.

2. In your notebooks, identify in Tolstoy's essay three things: a. a primarily epistemological claim, b. a primarily ontological/metaphysical claim, and c. a primarily axiological claim.

3. Identify 3 instances of "intellectual virtues" (as listed in the toolkit) reflected in the article and its mode of argumentation.

4. Identify one deductive and one inductive argument in the article.