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Aesthetics and Art Languages

Credits: 6
Language: English
Course description
The course is designed to be a systematic introduction to aesthetics, and to the various transformations it has undergone since its founding in the 18th century. We begin by moving from Baumgartner to Kant, then Hegel, Nietzsche, Croce and Heidegger, until arriving at contemporary aesthetics, addressed from the point of view both of continental philosophy (contemporary phenomenology in particular) and of analytical philosophy. Through assigned texts and course lectures we examine the issues that have underpinned aesthetic discourse since its origins in ancient thought, such as beauty, the sublime, the nature of the arts, the relationship between art and truth, the relationship between sensory knowledge and intellectual knowledge.
The course is built in such a way as to be accessible to those without prior knowledge of philosophy. It will be be useful , however, to re-examine some of the theoretical issues addressed in semiotics, art history and literature courses (such as signs, meaning, representation, narrative).
The course aims to introduce students to the fundamental issues of aesthetics, understood both as a philosophy of sensory knowledge and as a philosophy of the arts. At the end of the course students will understand how different traditions of thought have developed aesthetic judgments, their foundations, the complex nature of works of art, and the different ways in which they allow us to build new perspectives through which to view the world .
The course examines the central themes of aesthetics, from its origins to the present day: the initial definition of aesthetics, the relationship between intellectual knowledge and sensory knowledge, aesthetic judgment, the nature of beauty and the different ways in which this has been analyzed, the nature of artistic representations, the relationship between art and truth, the relationship between art and mass society.
D’Angelo P., Franzini E., G. Scaramuzza, Estetica, Raffaello Cortina Editore. D’Angelo P., Estetica, Laterza. In addition to the required texts we recommend for further study: Franzini, E., Introduzione all’Estetica, Il Mulino; Franzini, E., Mazzocut-Mis, Estetica, Bruno Mondadori; Chiodo S., La rappresentazione, Bruno Mondadori
Course exercises allow students to address some of the central themes of the course. Other questions or issues can be presented during discussions, allowing the tutor to stay abreast of the learning process and to address any difficulties that students might have.
Giovanni Puglisi
Video professors
Prof. Tonino Griffero - Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" (Roma - Italia)
Prof. Simona Chiodo - Politecnico di Milano (Milano - Italy)
Prof. Elio Franzini - Università di Milano (Milano - Italy)
Prof. Paolo D Angelo - Università Roma Tre (Roma - Italy)
List of video lessons
Elio Franzini
    •  Lesson n. 2: Bello/Brutto 
Elio Franzini
Simona Chiodo
Simona Chiodo
Simona Chiodo
Simona Chiodo
Tonino Griffero
Tonino Griffero
Tonino Griffero
Tonino Griffero
Tonino Griffero
Tonino Griffero
Paolo D Angelo
Paolo D Angelo
Paolo D Angelo
Paolo D Angelo
Paolo D Angelo
Paolo D Angelo


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