Course Details

 

Course Name

Problems of Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

 

Language of Instruction

Turkish

 

Course Type

Course Code

Compulsory ( )

Elective ()

PHIL 6019

     

 

Theory (hour/week)

Application

(hour/week)

Total

(hour/week)

Term

Local Credit

ECTS Credit

3

0

3

Fall/3.Semester

3

10

 

Programmes Offering the Course

Doctorate

 

Course Objectives

To develop a philosophical understanding of arguments developed by contemporary currents in art such as impressionism, formalism, expressionism, surrealism, cubism, futurism and constructivism. Traditional theories of art are criticised from the perspective of contemporary thinkers.

 

Course Content

Philosophical ideas underlying contemporary currents in art are discussed in the context of aesthetic experience, aesthetic attitude and judgement of taste.

 

Prerequistes

 

 

Electives Recommended

 

 

Learning Outcomes

1.    Philosophical evaluation of currents in art

2.    Understanding of relationship between art and philosophy.

3.    Comprehension of relationship between aesthetic experience and judgement of taste.

 

Course Lecturer

Assoc. Prof. Metin Bal

Department of Philosophy, Dokuz Eylül University, Faculty of Letters, Tinaztepe Campus, Postal Code: 35370 , Izmir TURKEY, Tel: ++ 90 (232) 412 79 03  - , Fax: ++ 90 (232) 453 90 93 ,  E-mail: balmetin@gmail.com  Web: www.metinbal.net

 

Course Assistant(s)

 

 

Teaching Methods

(ü) Statement

( ) Experience

( ) Demonstration-Remodelling

(ü) Discussion

( ) Case Study

( ) Project based learning

( ) Problem solution

(x) Individual Study

(x) Text analysis

 

Course Book / Recommended Sources

1.      Lecture notes.

2.      Leading works of major philosophers.

3.      Artwork Examples of various currents in art.

 

Additional Auxiliary Activities Recommended For Participants

Short-term activities:

1-) Participants of this course are expected to give a presentation on the major work of related philosopher to see to what extend knows the graduate student his/her subject.

2-) Archieve research on the primary and secondary sources of the subject.

3-) Biographical study about the philosopher.

4-) Study of chronological list of the complete works of related subject.

5-) Submission of weekly study of technical terms of the subject.

6-) The participants are expected to be interdisciplinary and to get in contact with other sciences.

Long-term activities:

7-) The participants are expected to immerse themselves in building foreign language skills.

8-) Retrospective and prospective readings in the history of philosophy about the subject.

                                                                                

Weekly Subjects and Related Preparation Studies

Week

Subjects

Related Preparation

1

The concept of ostranenie of Formalism

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2

Lukács’s Aesthetics 

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3

Lukács’s Aesthetics 

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4

Aesthetics in the Post-Industrial Age

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5

Aesthetics in the Post-Industrial Age

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6

Adorno’s Aesthetics of Identity

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7

Midterm

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8

Jameson’s Aesthetics of Geopolitics 

 

9

Jameson’s Aesthetics of Geopolitics 

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10

Marcuse and the Dimension of Aesthetics

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11

Marcuse and the Dimension of Aesthetics

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12

Benjamin and aesthetical life

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13

Brecht and the Theory of Epic Theatre

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14

Final

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