This module is an introduction to philosophy of the arts. As you might expect, philosophy of the arts is a huge area, and it would be impossible to cover all of it in a single module. I have thus chosen a selection of topics that interest me, and I hope you will find them interesting too.
You can get a sense of what we will cover by looking at the readings. I may add to this page as we go along, and you should feel free to investigate any of the topics that interest you for yourself – there is no need to stick to the books and articles I have listed. The items on the reading list are available electronically via the University of Sheffield, or as pdf’s in the module dropbox (the dropbox link is available in MOLE).
Handouts and slides for the lectures each week will also be put up in MOLE.