ESA215 Aesthetics in XXth Century

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Rostislav Niederle, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Rostislav Niederle, Ph.D.
Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ing. Ivana Vašinová
Supplier department: Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Thu 12:00–13:40 D21
An Introduction to Philosophy An Introduction to Aesthetics
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 9 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
An explication/description of the most important aesthetic theories of the twentieth century. Their overview, methods, character of signication which in fact differs them. Connections of given theories, their philosophical backgrounds, counterparts, corollaries, and historic and artistic context. An emphasis on key concepts which are characteristic for a given movement. The general frame: each movement is explicated in terms of Seminotics, the goal of every movement then as search of a hidden meaning on the basis of methods and concepts which are genuine and unique to particular movements.
Learning outcomes
At the end, students are well informed about the main trends in the contemporary aesthetics and they are able to evaluate them.
  • 1. Henri Bergson, Benedetto Croce: aesthetic intuition. 2. Avant-garde: Valéry, Pound, Benn, Dalí, Beuys, Kossuth. 3. Axiological Aesthetics: beauty as a social factor, Dewey, Marx. 5. Structuralism: Peirce, Saussure, Bachtin, Eco. 6. Phenomenology: Husserl, Sartre, Ingarden. 7. Psychological Aesthetics: Freud, Jung, Vygotskij. 8. Existencialism: Heidegger, Marcel, Jaspers, Camus. 9. Fascism and Socialistic Realism. 10.Postmodern: Sokal, Lyotard, Welsch, Baudrillard. 11.Analytical Aesthetics: Wittgenstein, Beardsley, Sibley. 12.Author Aesthetics: author thinkind about art making. 13.Czech Aesthetics: Masaryk, Nejedlý, Mukařovský, Zich.
  • Aesthetics and the philosophy of art : the analytic tradition : an anthology. Edited by Peter Lamarque - Stein Haugom Olsen. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell, 2004. xii, 571. ISBN 9781405105828. info
  • PERNIOLA, Mario. Estetika 20. století : L'estetica del novecento (Orig.). Vyd. 1. V Praze: Karolinum, 2000. 169 s. ISBN 80-246-0213-X. info
  • PECHAR, Jiří. Dvacáté století v zrcadle literatury. Praha: Filosofia, 1999. 582 s. ISBN 80-7007-124-9. info
  • Encyclopedia of aesthetics. Edited by Michael Kelly. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. xvii, 521. ISBN 0195126459. info
  • A companion to aesthetics. Edited by David Cooper. 1st pub. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1995. xiii, 466. ISBN 0-631-19659-5. info
  • JOHNSON, Paul. Dějiny 20. století. Praha: Rozmluvy, 1991. 845 s. ISBN 80-85336-07-3. info
  • MORPURGO-TAGLIABUE, Guido. Současná estetika : L'Esthétique contemporaine (Orig.). Translated by Zdena Plošková - Miloš Jůzl, Edited by Miloš Jůzl. 1. vyd. Praha: Odeon, 1985. 552 s. info
  • LAMAČ, Miroslav. Myšlenky moderních malířů. Praha: Nakladatelství československých výtvarných umělců, 1968. info
Teaching methods
After teacher's presentation of the general and particular features of the subject, students are guided to interpretation of the chosen extracts, and class discussions follow.
Assessment methods
exam: written test consists of lectured subject matters and a discussion; classified credit: written test consists of lectured subject matters; credit: an essay with the subject matter ordained by the lecturer, extent min. 3 pages, and a discussion over it; colloquium: an essay with the subject matter ordained by the lecturer, extent min. 5 pages, and a discussion over it;
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Předmět je vhodný pro všechny oboru MU !.
Information on course enrolment limitations: posluchači bc. estetiky, kteří začali své studium před více než třemi semestry, musí mít splněnu postupovou zkoušku (ESAPZE), jinak si tento předmět nemohou zapsat. Pro ostatní obory není zápis omezen.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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