Schedule

 

Fri 1/30: Week 1: Introduction to the Course

Week 2: Introduction to Aesthetics

Tue 2/2:

  • Levinson, “Philosophical Aesthetics: An Overview”
  • Cazeaux, “Introduction” from The Continental Aesthetics Reader

Fri 2/5:

  • Carroll, “Dance”
  • Blog Assignment

Week 3: Mimetic Theories and Tragedy

Tue 2/9:

  • Nussbaum, “Luck and the Tragic Emotions”

Fri 2/12: NO SCHOOL

Week 4: Mimetic Theories and Tragedy cont.

Tue 2/16:

  • Feagin, “The Pleasures of Tragedy”
  • Assignment #1

Fri 2/19:

  • Curran, “Brecht’s Criticisms of Aristotle’s Aesthetics of Tragedy”

Week 5: Kant

Tue 2/23:

  • Kant, from Critique of Judgement, §§1-5, 10-17
  • read but do not need to print: Ginsborg, “Kant’s Aesthetics and Teleology” from SEP (skip 2.3 & 2.4)

Fri 2/26:

  • Kant, from Critique of Judgement ABOVE (and possibly §9, 23-29, 43-54, 59)

Week 6: Formalism, Bell, and the Religious Dimension

Tue 3/1:

  • Bell, “The Metaphysical Hypothesis”
  • Bell, “Art”

Fri 3/4:

  • Wolterstorff, “Art and the Aesthetic: The Religious Dimension”
  • Assignment #2

Week 7: Schopenhauer

Tue 3/8:

Fri 3/11:

Week 8: Hegel 

Tue 3/15:

  • Houlgate, “Hegel’s Aesthetics” from SEP (§§1-2 not required to print or read)
  • Hegel, from Lectures on Fine Art, pgs. 1-55

Fri 3/18:

  • Hegel, LFA 69-90

Week 9: Contemporary Takes on Hegel and Contemporary Painting

Tue 3/22:

  • Blog Assignment
  • Houlgate, “Presidential Address: Hegel and the Art of Painting”

WEDNESDAY (“Fri”) 3/23:

  • Pippin, “What Was Abstract Art? (From the Point of View of Hegel)”

Week 10: Beyond Hegel

Tue 3/29:

  • Pippin, “What Was Abstract Art?” AND HEGEL BEYOND MODERN PAINTING
  • Assignment #3 DUE BEFORE CLASS. NO CREDIT FOR LATE WORK.

Fri 4/1:

  • FINISH GROUPS
  • OPTIONAL: Novitz, “Aesthetics of Popular Art”
  • Horkheimer & Adorno, “The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception”

Week 11:

Tue 4/5:

  • Horkheimer & Adorno,“The Culture Industry”

Fri 4/8:

  • Adorno,“Aesthetic Theory”

Week 12: 

Tue 4/12:

  • OPTIONAL: Sartwell, “Aesthetics of the Everyday”
  • Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”

Fri 4/15: NO CLASS (our class only)

Week 13: 

Tue 4/19:

  • Benjamin, “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction”

Fri 4/22: NO SCHOOL

***SPRING BREAK: 4/22 – 4/30***

Week 14: No School

Tue 4/26: NO SCHOOL

Fri 4/29: NO SCHOOL

Week 15: 

Tue 5/3:

  • Heidegger, “The Origin of the Work of Art”

Fri 5/6: NO CLASS (our class only)

Week 16:

Tue 5/10PAPER TOPIC PROPOSALS DUE ON BLOG

  • Heidegger, “The Origin of the Work of Art”

Fri 5/13:

  • Jay, “Somaesthetics and Democracy: Dewey and Contemporary Body Art”

Week 17:

Tue 5/17:

  • ***BLOG ASSIGNMENT: Post an art example from Jay or a similar, relevant one of your own and in a paragraph discuss it in light of  *one point in Higgins’s article, showing why it’s relevant (you may also be do not have to discuss the Jay).
  • Higgins, “Whatever Happened to Beauty? A Response to Danto”
  • Assignment #4
  • LAST CLASS

WED 5/18: MAKE-UP Blog Assignment: ***YOUR PROPOSAL MUST BE POSTED***

Finals Week:

Tue 5/24:

  • FINAL PAPERS DUE via Bb (NO CLASS)