he course aims to provide students with basic knowledge of the core notions of aesthetics. The first lessons are dedicated to those figures who, from ancient times, have contributed to the establishment of the reference point over the specific problems and categories of the discipline. The offering will also comprehend the reading of passages from the main works by the authors discussed. The other objective is to guide participants through the study of a monographic subject. This year’s theme – Esthetics and theoty of Avantgarde - serves as a platform to the observation of aesthetics’ development in the 20th century. Frontal lessons are also enriched by regular examinations, both in each lesson and at the end of every unit. In-depth meetings for small groups are provided as well. The professor encourages students to produce, at their own discretion, short essays.
The course is divided into two closely related units, which form an integrated unit of the didactic content delivered in the lessons. The first part focuses on the fundamentals of the discipline, starting from the preliminary reflexion of ancient and medieval thought about beauty and art, to reach the point where it establishes itself as an independent discipline. The second half of the course has a monographic cut and it is dedicated, this year, to questioning Esthetics and "fraying" (Verfransung) between institutionalized artistic practices.
F. Desideri, C. Cantelli, Storia dell'Estetica occidentale, da Omero alle neuroscienze, Roma, Carocci, 2020. E. Tavani, L'immagine e la mimesis. Arte, tecnica, estetica in Th. W. Adorno, Pisa, ETS, 2012, capp. VI and VII.
Teaching takes place in frontal mode and it is accompanied by ongoing verifications. The lessons are supported by the reading of reference texts. Follow up meetings are always provided for small groups. The teacher also offers students the opportunity to write short essays, at their discretion.
Teaching takes place in frontal mode and it is accompanied by an ongoing verification at the end of each course module. The lessons are supported by the reading of reference texts. Follow up meetings are always provided for small groups. The teacher also offers students the opportunity to write short essays
Program for non-attending students: F. Desideri, C. Cantelli, Storia dell'Estetica occidentale. Da Omero alle neuroscienze, Roma, Carocci, 2008, Except CAP. VII.
The lessons will be held during the second semester 2021, from april 26.th to june 11.th (fourth quarter); time schedule Mon. Wed. Fr. 12:00 a. m.-1:30 p.m