PHIL 32091 Art and Florentine Renaissance Philosophy

Course Name: PHIL 32091:  Art and Florentine Renaissance Philosophy

Description: This course is designed to demonstrate the influence of various philosophical movements on the techniques and subject matter of Florentine art in the 15th and 16th centuries.  In particular, we will examine such schools of thought as Neo-Platonism, Aristotelianism, Epicureanism and their relation to figures such as Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Brunelleschi and Michelangelo.  We will also consider the political implications of the art-philosophy nexus with respect to Florentine civic life.

Credit Hours: 3