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Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art lectures

Lecture series on Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art. The first part of the series focuses on some of the most important writings on art and beauty in the Western philosophical tradition, covering Plato, Aristotle, David Hume, and Immanuel Kant. The second part of the series focuses on questions about understanding works of art and about the nature of art. This part examines the interpretation of literature, the expression of emotion in music, and the definition of art

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1 1. Plato's Philosophy of Art James Grant, lecturer in philosop-hy, University of Oxford gives his first lecture in the Aesthetics series on Plato's philosophy of Art. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
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2 2. Aristotle's Poetics James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his second lecture in the Aesthetics series on Aristotle's Poetics. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
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3 3. Hume and the Standard of Taste James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his third lecture in the Aesthetics series on Hume and the Standard of Taste. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
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4 4. Kant's Critique of Judgement: Lecture 1 James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his fourth lecture in the Aesthetics series on Kant's Critique of Judgement. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
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5 5. Kant's Critique of Judgement: Lecture 2 James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford concludes his discussion of Kant's Critique of Judgement in the fifth lecture of the Aesthetics series. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
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6 6. Literary Interpretation James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his sixth lecture in the Aesthetics series on the interpretation of literature. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
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7 7. Musical Expression James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his seventh lecture in the Aesthetics series on the expression of emotion in music. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
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8 8. Defining Art James Grant, lecturer in philosophy, University of Oxford gives his eight and final lecture in the Aesthetics series on Defining Art. James Grant 15 Mar 2011
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