Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-FIL/04 - AESTHETICS
Language of instruction
2 A dal Feb 14, 2022 al Mar 26, 2022.
The course intends to deliver the conceptual, methodological and cultural bases necessary in order to analyse and interpret as well the aesthetic thematics in a straight sense (sensory perception and knowledge) and the art works in a wider sense. The course also aims at the understanding of the logics and the conceptual structures and at the capacity to use a precise and adequate language; thus, it intends to make the students acquire the competences to form autonomously a critical judgement and to express it adequately.
«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.
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ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
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; it consists of an interview with the teacher 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.