COURSE TITLE

Philosophy of Art                                             Home Page

COURSE CODE

PHIL  / Course Type: Elective / Semester: 3/ Class: 2

COURSE CREDIT

National Credit: 2                           ECTS: 8

DEPARTMENT

Department of Art History

FACULTY MEMBER

Associate Prof. Dr. Metin BAL

POSTAL ADDRESS

Felsefe Bölümü, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi,

Edebiyat Fakültesi Tınaztepe Yerleşkesi,

PK: 35260 , İzmir Türkiye, Tel: ++ 90 (232) 412 79 03  - , Fax: ++ 90 (232) 453 90 93

E-Posta: balmetin@gmail.com , Web: http://web.adu.edu.tr/user/mbal/index.html  , Web: www.metinbal.net

AIMS OF THE COURSE, LEARNING OUTCOMES, LEARNING METHODS, TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

AIMS OF THE COURSE

Starting from the major works of aesthetics and of philosophy of art, the following subjects are investigated: Departure of the philosophy of art from aesthetics, elements of art, decisive faculties that take play role in the experience of the work of art. Difference between artisanship and art. The aim,  place, nature and value of art.

LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE

ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE

Theories of major philosophers concerning aesthetics and philosophy of art. To have knowledge of the history of aesthetics and philosophy of art. To introduce means of thought for the investigation of movements and theories of art. To review fundamental problems of the philosophy of art and to develop an understanding of the experience of work of art.

ACQUIRED CAPABILITIES

TEACHING METHODS

Theoretical teaching supported by oral presentations

TEACHING MATERIALS

Recommended textbooks

GRADING AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR THE COURSE

The student will be graded according to one written midterm and one written final exams.

COURSE CONTENTS AND PLANNING                        Home Page

Week

Theory                                                                                                                  

1

Introduction to Philosophy of Art, http://www.ethosfelsefe.com/ethosdiyaloglar/mydocs/Mtn-Collingwood.pdf

 

2

Appreciation of the Work of Art as a Spectacle

 

3

The Nature of Art in Plato’s Philosophy in the Light of Difference Between Appearances and Reality.

 

4

Aristotle’s Classification of Arts

"A Short Organum For The Poetry", Metin Bal.

 

5

Burke’s Exploration of the Judgment of Taste

 

6 Islamic Aesthetics  
7 The Emancipation of Imagination as the Intellectual Faculty For Art From Reason and Understanding

 

8 Popularization of Art: Romantisist Philosophy, Novalis and Hölderlin

 

9

Midterm Exam

 

10 Hegel’s Conception of the Philosophy of Art and Philosophy of Fine Arts

 

11 Nietzsche’s idea: “World as Work of Art”

 

12 Art as an Activity of Unconscious: Freud

 

13 Art as the Origin of Being and Human

 

14 Introduction of the Conception of Social and Political Art: Lukács, Sartre and Brecht

 

15 Art in the Age of Technology: Benjamin

 

16 Postmodernism in Art: Fredric Jameson  
17

Final Exam

  Home Page

Textbooks and Recommended reading

1

Scheer, Brigitte (1997) Einführung in die Philosophische Ästhetik, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.

2

Aristoteles  (2003) Poetika (Şiir Sanatı Üstüne) , çev. Samih Rıfat, İstanbul: K Kitaplığı 25.

3

Bernstein, J.M.(1003) Classic and Romantic German Aesthetics, ed,Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

4

Berlin, Isaiah (2004) Romantikliğin Kökleri, Güzel Sanatlar Üzerine, hazırlayan: Henry Hardy, çev. Mete Tunçay, İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınları.

5

Schiller, Frederic (1982) On the Aesthetic Education of Man,  trs. by Wilkinson, E. M, and Villoughby, L. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press.

6

Nietzsche, Friedrich (1988) Die Geburt der Tragödie, Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen I-IV, Nachgelassene Schriften 1870-1873,  München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

7

Heidegger, Martin, (1991) Nietzsche, Volume I:The Will to Power as Art, Volume II: The Eternal Recurrence of the Same, Volume III: The Will to Power as Knowledge and as Metaphysics,  tr by David Farrell Krell, Volume IV: Nihilism, tr. by Frank A. Capuzzi,  Harper SanFrancisco

8

Cheney, Sheldon (1958)Expressionism in Art, Revised Edition with 210 illustrations, New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation.

9

Crowther, Paul (1996) Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

10

Faden, Gerhard (1986) Der Schein der Kunst, Zu Heideggers Kritik der Ästhetik, Würzburg: Verlag Dr. Johannes Königshausen und Dr. Thomas Neumann.

11

Osborne, Harold (1970) Aesthetics and Art Theory, An Historical Introduction, E.P. Dutton, New York.

12 Leaman, Oliver (2004) Islamic Aesthetics, An Introduction , Edinburgh University Press, Islamic Surveys Series [İslam Estetiğine Giriş, Oliver Leaman, çev. Nuh Yılmaz, İstanbul: Küre Yayınları, 2010.]

13

Gadamer, Hans-Georg, (1975) Truth and Method, NewYork:Seabury Press.

14

Oskay, Ünsal (1985) Estetik ve Politika, Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukasc, Bertolt Brecht, Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, Fredric Jameson, der. Ünsal Oskay, İstanbul: Eleştiri Yayınları.

15

Hegel G. W. F. (1975) Aesthetics, Lectures on Fine Art , tr. by T.M.Knox, Vol.I, Oxford: The Clarendon Press.

16

Lukacs, Georg (1979) Goethe and His Age, tr by Robert Anchor, London:  Merlin Press.

EXAMS

One written midterm and one written final exams

Home Page