Aesthetics (p) (2013/2014)

Course code
4S01184
Name of lecturer
Markus Georg Ophaelders
Coordinator
Markus Georg Ophaelders
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
M-FIL/04 - AESTHETICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem IA, Sem IB

Lesson timetable

Sem IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Sem IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  

Learning outcomes

Profound examination and critical reflection on the relevant topics of aesthetics in general and on Hegel’s Aesthetics in particular.

Syllabus

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). This will be followed by an analytical lecture of some of Friedrich Schiller's writings in order to discuss the principal concepts of his aesthetics, such as for example the sublime, naive and sentimental poetry and grace. A particular accent will be laid on Schiller's political and aesthetic project in the Letters on the aesthetic education of mankind. The course will finish with a brief examination of the principal conceptions of post-Kantian aesthetics, such as the ones of Hegel and of some of the romantic figures like Hölderlin, Novalis and Schlegel, also trying to reflect on the links between aesthetics and ethics. The analysis of Picasso's Guernica will help to discuss the aesthetic and philosophical concepts treated before.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists in an oral discussion with the teacher.