COURSE TEACHING PLAN

Course Name

Philosophy of Art

Course Code

 FEL 352

Course Type (Compulsory, Elective)

 Elective

Course Level (Associate, Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctorate)

 Undergraduate / Department of Art History /

Felsefe Bölümü, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi,

Edebiyat Fakültesi Týnaztepe Yerleþkesi,

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

Web: www.metinbal.net

ECTS  Credit of Course

 3

Hours Per Week (Theoretical)

 2

Weekly Training Time

 -

Laboratory Hours Per Week

 -

Given Year Course

 III

Semester (If the course is issued every two semesters, it should be specified as annual course)

 VI. semester

The member/s of the Course Instructor

Associate Prof. Dr. Metin BAL

Education System (Formal education, Distance education)

Formal Education

Language of Instruction (Turkish, English, German)

Turkish

Prerequisite course/s of the Course (If there are prerequisite courses or courses are recommended to be taken to accomplish must be written. If there is no prerequisite course, it should be specified as “No”)

 No

Other proposed considerations for the course (If there are suggested topics for the course, it should be written, if no, it should be specified as “No”)

 No

Internship Status (If there is any intership application related to this course, it should be written, if no, it should be specified as “No”)

 No

THE AIM 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 OUTPUTS

 

 

 

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.

     

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY DETAILED COURSE CONTENT (FOR 17 WEEKS-MIDTERM AND FINAL EXAMS ARE INCLUDED FOR THE SEMI-ANNUAL COURSES)

 

 

TOPICS

  Theoretic Courses

Practice

1

Introduction

 

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

 

5

Burke’s Exploration of the Judgment of Taste

 

6

The Emancipation of Imagination as the Intellectual Faculty For Art From Reason and Understanding

 

7

Popularization of Art: Romantisist Philosophy, Novalis and Hölderlin

 

8

MIDTERM EXAM

 

9

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

 

10

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

 

11

Art as an Activity of Unconscious: Freud

 

12

Art as the Origin of Being and Human

 

13

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

 

14

Art in the Age of Technology: Benjamin

 

15

Postmodernism in Art: Fredric Jameson

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

17

FINAL EXAM

 

  

 

TEXTBOOK / MATERIAL / SUGGESTED SOURCES

 

 

- Ackerman, James S. (2001) Origins, Imitations, Conventions. Representation in the Visual Arts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

- Adorno, Theodor W. (1997) Aesthetic Theory, tr. and ed. by Robert Hullot-Kentor, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

- Bloch Ernst (1989) The Utopian Function of Art and Literature, Selected Essays, tr. by Jack Zipes and Frank Mecklenburg, Cambridge: MIT Press.

- Borges, Jorge Luis (1964) Labyrinths Selected Stories & Other Writings, Edited by Donald A. Yates & James E. Irby Preface by André Maurois, New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation.

- Burke, Edmund (MDCCLXIV) A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of the Sublime and Beautiful, London: R. and J. Dodsley.

- Bürger, Peter (2000) Ursprung des Postmodernen Denkens, Göttingen: Hubert&Co.

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

- Gethmann-Siefert Annemarie (1995) Einführung in die Ästhetik, München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag

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

- Karl Marx and Frederick Engels on Literature and Art, New York: International General.

- Jay, Martin (1973) The Dialectical Imagination. A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research 1923-1950, London: Heinemann Educational Books Ltd.

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

- Rorty, Amélie Oksenberg (1992) Essays on Aristotles's Poetics, Oxford: Princeton University Press.

- Schelling, F.W.J.  (1989) The Philosophy of Art, ed., tr., and introduced by Douglas W. Scott, Foreword by David Simpson, Theory and History of Literature, Volume 58, University of Minneapolis.

- Stolniz, Jerome (1965) Aesthetics, London: The Macmillan Company.

 

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