Course: Basics of Aesthetics

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Course title Basics of Aesthetics
Course code KSV/7ZE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Staněk Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introductory lesson 2. The ideals of Greek culture: beauty and arete 3. Beauty and kosmos 4. Measure and harmony 5. Mimesis I 6. Mimesis II 7. The beautiful and the sublime I 8. The beautiful and the sublime II 9. The picturesque 10. Taste I 11. Taste II 12. Grace 13. The aesthetic of ugliness

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The course will introduce students into the development of western aesthetics from the pre-Socratics to the 20th century, while focusing on the transformations of main aesthetic categories. A special attention will be paid to the philosophical dimension of the most influential aesthetic theories together with their literary-historical and art-historical context.
An introduction into the development of western aesthetic thought.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

To be specified in the syllabus.
Recommended literature
  • Katharine Gilbertová - Helmut Kuhn. Dějiny estetiky. Praha, 1965.
  • Umberto Eco. Umění a krása ve středověké estetice. Praha, 1998.
  • Władysław Tatarkiewicz. Dejiny estetiky I-III. Bratislava, 1985.

Study plans that include the course
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