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PHIL 6606 Philosophy and Painting (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course will deal with a series of philosophers who wrote extensively on painting and with certain painters who were especially significant for these philosophers. Emphasis will be on bringing together the study of the philosophical texts and the visual experience and interpretation of various paintings. The philosophers to be dealt with most extensively are Hegel, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. Correspondingly, attention will be given to seventeenth-century Dutch painting, to French Impressionism, and to the work of van Gogh and Klee.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): John Sallis

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17