Course: Pholosophical Aesthetics

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Course title Pholosophical Aesthetics
Course code KDT/789
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course Each academic year
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kolář Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
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Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
The course gives a view of aesthetics from the perspective of philosophical thinking and questioning. It turns to traditional questions asked when thinking about the aesthetic experience, and to central conceptions of aesthetics. It offers the students an insight into the basic categories of philosophical aesthetics from the antiquity to the present day, including reflection and analysis of the aesthetic experience in its most important turnovers - starting from the antiquity (Plato), through the Middle Ages, the modern times (with the emphasis on German idealism), up to Modernism (phenomenology, hermeneutics), and the contemporary visual theories. At the same time, it shows the influence of philosophically founded aesthetics on aesthetic exploration, which prefers inductive methods and general theory of arts, interpretation, and criticism of art (polarity of formal and contentual aesthetics and its alternatives).
The gained capabilities constitute an encompassment and an aquirement of knowledge and experience in the given field of study, they result from a concrete annotation of the subject and are aimed at a profile´s fulfilment of the graduate of the given field of study.
Successful completion of the previous study

Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Eco, U. Interpretácia a nadinterpretácia. Bratislava, 1995.
  • Hegel, G. W. F. Estetika. Praha, 1966.
  • Heidegger, M. Zrození uměleckého díla - 1968,1969. Orientace.
  • Kant, I. Kritika soudnosti. Praha, 1975.
  • Liessman, K. P. Filozofie moderního umění. Olomouc, 2000.
  • Merleau-Ponty, M. Oko a duch. Obelisk, Praha, 1971.
  • Platón. Dialogy o kráse. 1979.
  • Plótínos. Dvě pojednání o kráse. 1994.
  • Welsch, Wolfgang. Estetické myslenie. Archa Bratislava, 1993.

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