Capita Selecta Philosophy of Art
|Institute||Department of Philosophy|
|Credit Points||7,5 ECTS|
|Osiris Code||Individuele opdracht Filosofie FI3V19054 (Literatuurcursus)|
|Level||Level 2, 3, or Master-level|
Kunst en het kwaad. Nieuwe thema's uit de kunstfilosofie/esthetica (FI2V19009) or
|Period||Any period, assuming that the dates for start and finish of the course are agreed upon beforehand.|
|Language||Dutch or English|
In the relatively recent history of aesthetics, and paricularly in the late twentieth century, serious and complex monographs were written that not only deal with intricate issues to do with aesthetics and the philosophy of art, but which have also had a major impact on the development of the field. In this course you pick one such major work, and write several (relative to the level of choice) papers about it, including relevant debates in the journals about the work, to be established in agreement with the teacher.
Examination takes place through regular meetings with the teacher regarding the student's writings:
The basic literature for this course is a contemporary classic text in aesthetics. Next to this book, level-2 students read 3 extra articles, chosen after consulting with the teacher. Level-3 students add in total 6 articles; Master-level students add in total 8 articles;
Gombrich, Ernst H. 1982. The image and the eye: further studies in the psychology of pictorial representation. Oxford: Phaidon.
Goodman, Nelson. 1985. Languages of Art. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company.
Walton, Kendall L. 1990. Mimesis as Make-Believe. On the Foundations of the Representational Arts. Cambridge, Massachussetts: Harvard University Press.
Wollheim, Richard. 1980. Art and its Objects. Second edition. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press.
Wollheim, Richard. 1993. The Mind and its Depths. Cambridge (Mass.), London (England): Harvard University Press.
Wollheim, Richard. 1988. Painting as an Art. Princeton / London: Princeton University Press / Thames and Hudson.
Additional papers can often be downloaded via Omega (through the University Library, UBU). This is done best from a location at the UU, or via this link from any other location. (You shall need a 'PDF-reader', such as Adobe's Acrobat Reader. Available as free download.)
|Contact||To enlist, apply with the teacher: rob.vangerwen AT uu.nl|