US_55cv Chapters from History of Aesthetics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
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0/2. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Mgr. Jozef Cseres, PhD. (lecturer)
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PhDr. Dagmar Koudelková
Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Jan Karafiát
Supplier department: Department of Musicology - Faculty of Arts
Wed 10:00–11:40 N51
US_56 An Introduction to Aesthetics && NOW ( US_55 Chapters from History of Aest. )
Orientation in the history of modern aesthetics.
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The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 100 student(s).
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Course objectives
The aim of the lecture is to give a brief survey of history of aesthetics and additional selected probes. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a general knowledge of period style and lines of thought about them (Russian and Central European Formalism, New Criticism, Structuralism, existencialist Aesthetics), will have an understanding of the style contexts of Music, Literature, Theatre and Arts in Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Romanticism, Modern, Postmodern. he will be able to define the basic term (Mimesis, Ethos, Pathos, Affect, Catharsis...)
Learning outcomes
Student will be informed about the most important contributions to the history of modern European and American aesthetics.
  • 1. Baumgarten and forming the aesthetics as a modern science of sensation; 2. Winckelmann’s ideal of beauty and Lessing’s theory of the fruitful moments; 3. Kant’s contribution the genesis of formalism and Herder’s attempt for the semiotics of art; 4. Hegel’s, Schopenhauer’s and Nietzsche’s philosophies of art; 5. Significant art form (Clive Bell, Susanne K. Langer); 6. Claude Lévi-Strauss a the structural analysis of work of art; 7. Jan Mukařovský and aesthetical function; 8. Eco’s contribution to the history of aesthetical thought; 9. Arthur C. Danto and artworld; 10. Aesthetics and anaesthetics (Wolfgang Welsch); 11. Anti-essentialism in aesthetics;
    required literature
  • LANGEROVÁ, Susanne: Kulturní význam umění. In: Iluminace 1/1996, Praha, s. 82-87.
  • LANGEROVÁ, Susanne K.: O významovosti v hudbe. Genéza umeleckého zmyslu. Bratislava, 1998.
  • MUKAŘOVSKÝ, Jan. Studie z estetiky. Praha, 1966.
  • KANT, Immanuel. Kritika soudnosti. Praha, 1975.
  • SCHNEIDER, Norbert: Dejiny estetiky od osvietenstva po postmodernu. Bratislava, 2002.
  • WELSCH, Wolfgang: Estetické myslenie. Bratislava, 2002.
  • DANTO, Arthur C.: Zneužitie krásy. Bratislava, 2008.
    recommended literature
  • KULKA, Tomáš – CIPORANOV, Denis (eds.): Co je umění? Praha, 2010.
  • HEGEL, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich: Estetika I, II. Praha, 1966.
  • MUKAŘOVSKÝ, Jan: Studie z poetiky. Praha, 1982.
  • WINCKELMANN, Johann Joachim: Dějiny umění starověku. Stati. Praha, 1986.
  • LESSING, Gotthold Ephreim: Hamburská dramaturgie. Láokoón. Praha, 1980.
  • BELL, Clive: Art. New York, 1958.
  • LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude: Mýtus a význam. Bratislava, 1993.
  • HANSLICK, Eduard: O hudebním krásnu. Praha, 1973.
  • SCHOPENHAUER, Arthur: Svět jako vůle a představa I., II. Pelhřimov, 1997.
  • NIETZSCHE, Friedrich: Soumrak model/Duševní aristokratismus/O umění. Praha, 2009.
  • NIETZSCHE, Friedrich: Zrození tragédie. Praha, 2008.
  • Dějiny ošklivosti. Edited by Umberto Eco, Translated by Iva Adámková. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 2007. 455 s. ISBN 9788072038930. info
  • Dějiny krásy. Edited by Umberto Eco, Translated by Gabriela Chalupská. Vyd. 1. Praha: Argo, 2005. 439 s. ISBN 8072036777. info
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