Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-FIL/04 - AESTHETICS
Sem. 2A dal Feb 17, 2020 al Mar 28, 2020.
Through the guided reading and discussion of some classical texts in the history of aesthetics, or through individual study, the acquisition and the ability to re-elaborate the main notions developed within aesthetics as a philosophical discipline are aimed at.
«The death of art and the tragedy of living». Hegel’s aesthetics and modernity.
The first part of the course deals with different relationships between mimesis and ratio focalizing on some of the fundamental passages in history (Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Rationalism, Empirism, Baumgarten). Furthermore, even fundamental concepts of contemporary aesthetics, such as the sublime and the genius in their Kantian and Goethean form, will be examined. This will be followed by an analytical lecture of Hegel’s Aesthetics, which is a milestone of philosophical thought. The analysis will start with the principal categories of the tradition of aesthetics and arts. Afterwards some of the principal moments of Hegel’s aesthetics, above all the so called “End of art”, will be examined with the aim of individuating vital moments for the construction of a modern aesthetics, which might be able, at least partially, to give answers to the questions that characterize both the practice of arts and the reflection on it. Also the differences between the traditional version of Hegel’s aesthetics and the notes taken by his students during his Berlin lessons (only recently published) will be taken into account.
No prior knowledge and skills are deemed necessary.Literature:
- Markus Ophälders, Filosofia arte estetica, Mimesis, Milano 2008.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Estetica, Einaudi, Torino 1997 (Tomo I: pp. 5-19, 82-104, 175-198, 339-365, 392-412, 448-453, 486-493, 510-547, 564-568, 572-578, 583-600, 605-611, 619-624, 663-684; Tomo II: 695-712, 785-794, 883-888, 1072-1102, 1157-1188, 1243-1248, 1295-1314, 1335-1347) Ogni riferimento all’Estetica di Hegel si riferirà a questa edizione.
- Tre saggi a scelta tra quelli contenuti in: Mario Farina, Alberto Siani (a cura di), L’estetica di Hegel, il Mulino, Bologna 2014.
- Markus Ophälders, Morte dell’arte e tragedia del vivere, in “Studi Germanici” 2, Roma 2013.
For those who can't assist the course: In alternative to the parts of Hegel's Aesthetics they can prepare:
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Arte e morte dell’arte, a cura di Paolo Gambazzi e Gabriele Scaramuzza, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 1997 e sgg., pp. 1-384.
The didactic methods adopted are not distinct between attending and non-attending students. They consist of frontal lessons devoted to the transmission of fundamental concepts and structures of thinking and reflection and their respective application tools to implement theoretical notions in the direction of autonomous critical judgment.
Throughout the academic year, the teacher also holds a regular individual Reception at the times indicated on his page (without having to set a specific appointment). However, it is recommended that you consult the messages to be informed of any changes. During the first lesson, attending students will receive the full lesson schedule with the dates and topics discussed. Information on timetables and classrooms is also provided.
The content of books and lessons is adhering to the program.
||Tomo I: pp. 5-19, 82-104, 175-198, 339-365, 392-412, 448-453, 486-493, 510-547, 564-568, 572-578, 583-600, 605-611, 619-624, 663-684; Tomo II: 695-712, 785-794, 883-888, 1072-1102, 1157-1188, 1243-1248, 1295-1314, 1335-1347
||Filosofia arte estetica
|M. Farina, A. Siani
||L'estetica di Hegel
||Tre saggi a scelta
||Morte dell’arte e tragedia del vivere
||in “Studi Germanici” 2, Roma 2013
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and in accordance with the University of Verona guidelines, during the 2020 summer session the assessment modality will be modified as follows: online oral exam.
The assessment of the learning outcomes involves an oral test, during which the issues discussed during the course and studied in the texts will be developed. The exam aims at ensuring knowledge of the topics under discussion and the ability to apply the concepts and logical methodologies to the various issues proposed.
This indivisible oral test is about the whole program and consists of a two-part interview - one with the teacher and one with one of his collaborators - and tries to verify:
- the depth and breadth of the knowledge gained;
- the property of language;
- the ability to systematically connect knowledge;
- analytical and argumentative ability.
The vote is expressed in marks from 18 to 30/30.
ERASMUS students are requested to contact the teacher at the beginning of the courses to agree together the teaching methods and the assessment tests.