Student Name: Shekera Boyce
Student ID#: 411002153
TITLE OF ASSIGNMENT: A Discussion on Aesthetic Experience, Art and Experience
NAME OF STUDENT: Shekera Boyce
STUDENT ID#: 411002153
INSTRUCTOR'S NAME: Felicia Browne
COURSE TITLE: AESTHETICS
COURSE CODE: PHIL2801
DATE: 25th November 2013
A Discussion on Aesthetic Experience, Art and Experience
And Art, Gender, and Society.
What is art? What is art suppose to address? How does an artist create a work of art? In this Aesthetics course these are some of the questions that are asked by various authors writing at different times. Since I can discuss what we have dealt with in the course, I shall address a variety of topics using the papers we discuss in class. Firstly, giving a outline of the paper, the author's comments, arguments on the outlined in topics, and then finally commenting on whether I am for or against it what the author proposes.
I will mostly focus on the topics of aesthetic experience, (Plato's, Ion and the Form of Beauty and Tolstoy's, "What is Art?"), art and experience (Nietzsche's, On Beauty and Ugliness), and lastly art, gender, and society (Nochlin, "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?)
The first topic we dealt with in the course was aesthetic experience, in which we discussed Plato's dialogues Ion and The Form of Beauty, and Leo Tolstoy's, "What is art?" Upon reading Plato's dialogue Ion, questions arises about, "what is involved in the creative process?", "what impulses lie behind the creative process?" and "what makes an artist an artist?" Plato's attitude towards art is always a complex and ambivalent one. Like in his other dialogue, the Republic, he is worried about the irrationality of art and about the relation of art to knowledge (he claims that art [which he...