Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

PHIL 457: Aesthetics

Catalog Description

Art and the aesthetic, theories of value and evaluation, the status of art works, and the nature of criticism are some of the topics to be analyzed in this course through readings in the history of aesthetics and contemporary literature.

PHIL 457: Aesthetics: Shakespeare and Philosophy

The aim of this seminar will be to situate Shakespeare within the history of philosophy. Toward this end, we will consider both Shakespeare's response to his philosophical predecessors and the reception of Shakespeare in the subsequent history of philosophy.