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Art Criticism and Aesthetic Theory in 20 Century American Philosophy

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Course ID: 3501-S-ARTCRIT-OG Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.1 / (0223) Philosophy and ethics
Course title: Art Criticism and Aesthetic Theory in 20 Century American Philosophy Name in Polish: Art Criticism and Aesthetic Theory in 20 Century American Philosophy
Department: Institute of Philosophy
Course groups: Courses in foreign languages
General university courses
General university courses
General university courses and those outside UW
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Language: English
Type of course:

general courses

Mode:

(in Polish) zdalnie

Short description:

Reading, discussion class. Seminar conducted in English as internet course. This course will follow the development of art criticism and its theory as well as the aesthetic theory in the 20th Century American Philosophy. Students will read and analyse some of the seminal texts in aesthetics such as Arthur C. Danto's „Transfiguration of the Commonplace”, Frank N. Sibley's and Peter Kivy's „Aesthetic Concepts” or George Dickie's „The Institutional Theory of Art” among others. The course themes will be presented with the help of visual arts and short fiction. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the most significant theoretical statements concerning the current state of the arts and to prepare them to carry out further research in the field.

Full description:

Reading, discussion class. Seminar conducted in English as internet course. This course will follow the development of art criticism and its theory as well as the aesthetic theory in the 20th Century American Philosophy. Students will read and analyse some of the seminal texts in aesthetics such as Arthur C. Danto's „Transfiguration of the Commonplace”, Frank N. Sibley's and Peter Kivy's „Aesthetic Concepts” or George Dickie's „The Institutional Theory of Art” among others. The course themes will be presented with the help of visual arts and short fiction. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the most significant theoretical statements concerning the current state of the arts and to prepare them to carry out further research in the field.

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Learning outcomes: (in Polish)

Po ukończeniu seminarium student:

– analizuje i wyjaśnia prezentowane teksty filozoficzne z zakresu współczesnej estetyki i krytyki sztuki

– rozpoznaje problemy estetyczne takie jak problemy wartościowania i definiowania sztuki, problemy znaczenia i funkcji sztuki, doświadczenia estetycznego

– wyjaśnia znaczenie nurtów estetycznych oraz terminów takich jak esencjalizm, antyesencjalizm, postmodernizm, estetyka instytucjonalna, świat sztuki

Assessment methods and assessment criteria: (in Polish)

zadania, testy, esej

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