The Lazy Philosopher's Guide to Art and Beauty

635 TUTOR: Darren Harper (BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing, PGCE)

What is art? What is beauty? These are the questions addressed by the branch of philosophy known as aesthetics. In this course, you will explore the contributions of some of the greatest minds from the enlightenment up to the modern age, including Hume, Kant, Tolstoy, Heidegger and art critic and member of the Bloomsbury Group Clive Bell, as you and your fellow students grapple with these perennial questions.

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Course Notes

Monday:

Introduction to Aesthetics

Tuesday:

Hume and Kant

Wednesday:

Schopenhauer and Tolstoy

Thursday:

Bell and Collingwood

Friday:

Dickie and conclusion.

Course Tutor

Darren Harper

BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing, PGCE

About Darren

Darren is an adult education tutor who teaches philosophy, literature and creative writing. He holds a first class honours degree in English & Creative Writing as well as a PGCE in Lifelong Learning. His teaching takes him around different parts of the UK, including residential colleges such as Higham Hall in the Lake District, Dillington House in Somerset and Knuston Hall in Northamptonshire. He also offers a range of on-line courses at his website darrenharper.net. He is currently writing his first philosophy book, Encounters and Reflections: An Introduction to Philosophy, which was published in autumn 2021.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM