Prof. Noel Jackson
This course explores variations on the proposition that an adequate recognition of beauty could, however indirectly, make you a more humane person. Readings extend widely across literary and non-literary genres, including lyric poetry and the novel, philosophical prose and essays.
OCW has published multiple versions of this subject.
Jackson, Noel. 21L.704 Studies in Poetry: "What's the Use of Beauty?", Fall 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-704-studies-in-poetry-whats-the-use-of-beauty-fall-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA