PHIL 421 (M1) - Philosophy and the Arts

Philosophy and the Arts

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 15850
Contemporary philosophic concerns and perspectives as reflected in one or more of the arts (literature, theatre, film, music, plastic art).
Equivalent(s): PHIL 421H
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Phillip Deen

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 1:10pm - 3:00pm PANDRA P345
Additional Course Details: 

This semester, the artform we will be discussing is video games. Topics will include video games as interactive art (or whether they are art at all), embodiment in fictional worlds, the morality of virtual violence, whether games should be judged by their moral content or if they are just games, whether they promote violence and toxicity in the real world, how reality is being “gamified,” and others.