Course: Introduction to aesthetics

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Course title Introduction to aesthetics
Course code KSV/ZESX
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
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
Lecturer(s)
  • 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 aestetic 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.
Prerequisites
None

Assessment methods and criteria
Test

To be specified in the syllabus.
Recommended literature
  • Aristotelés. Rétorika-Poetika. Praha, 1999.
  • Diderot, Denis. Filozofické úvahy o původu a povaze krásna. In: O umění.. Praha, 1983.
  • Gilbertová, K. E., Kuhn, H.:. Dějiny estetiky. Odeon, Praha 1965.
  • HUME, David. O normě vkusu. In: Aluze (2), 2002, s. 82 - 91..
  • Losev, A. F. - Šestakov, V.P.:. Dějiny estetických kategorií, Svoboda, Praha 1984.
  • Nietzsche, F. Zrození tragedie z ducha hudby. A. Srdce, Praha 1923.
  • Platón. Symposion. Praha, 2005.
  • Plótínos. Dvě pojednání o kráse. Praha, 1994.
  • Tatarkiewicz, Władysław. A History of Six Ideas. An Essay in Aesthetics. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1980..


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