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ASP228 - Philosophy, Art, Film

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G ,X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Bowden
Incompatible with:

ASP225, ASP325

Incompatible with: ASP328


This unit consists of three modules. The first explores the philosophy of art and its object across a range of issues: the nature of art; the aim and purpose of art; the nature of beauty; art and the emotions; art and politics; art and the unconscious. The second module explores issues raised by cinema, but some of which will also be relevant to other contemporary discussions of aesthetics. These include authorship; narrative; emotional involvement and the place of the viewer; identification; and genre. The notion of life after death is also explored. The third module addresses issues of performance: what the work of art is; authenticity and faithfulness; and reception.


Essay 1, 40%, 2000 words

Essay 2, 40%, 2000 words

Online program, 20%

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