Aesthetics

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-FIL/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer students the theoretical tools useful for a first orientation in the discipline through the deepening of the determinant phases of its historical development, from its origins to the twentieth century, and the reconstruction of the processes of formation of some of its instances in the context of the early-modern and modern philosophical landscape. In particular, it will proceed, through the in-depth analysis of some modern artistic and aesthetic currents, to critically reconstruct the relationship between art and philosophy in reference to the interpretation of languages and artistic communication in the modern world. The teaching is fully consistent with the objectives of the Course of Studies, which aims to ensure the acquisition of solid knowledge in the fields of communication by anchoring them to a strengthening the student's humanistic training.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to lead participants in the acquisition of necessary knowledge related to the history of the discipline from the origins to the main debates of the twentieth century on the role of the arts in modernity, also permitting them to achieve a critical understanding of the complexity of artistic and creative languages in the perspective of communication of modern aesthetic fact.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
The power of images between Premodernity and Postmodernity

The course in its first module aims to offer to the students the theoretical tools for a first orientation in the discipline through the deepening of the most important phases of its historical development and the reconstruction of the processes of some of its instances in the context of the modern and contemporary philosophy.
In the second module we will proceed through the analysis of the question of image. By comparing different perspectives on the topics of image, symbol and simulacrum we'll try to show that it is possible to identify and discuss an aesthetical, anthropological and metaphysical debate that puts archaic age into connection with postmodernity.
The third module will be dedicated to the reconstruction of the so-called "contemporary art system" through the confrontation with its main protagonists, from galleries to museums, from the world of criticism to that of the relationship between art and market.
Prerequisites for admission
A summary knowledge of the main phases of the history of Western philosophy from antiquity to today is a preferential prerequisite.
Teaching methods
The course topics will be addressed through lectures, slides and teaching materials. The attendance, although not mandatory, is strongly recommended. Attending students are those who participate in at least two thirds of the lessons.
Teaching Resources
UNITÀ DIDATTICA A: Alle origini dell'estetica
Bibliografia:
1) S. Zecchi - G. Lacchin, I classici dell'estetica, Il Libraccio, Milano 2012
2) W. Tatarkiewicz, Storia di sei idee, Aesthetica, Palermo 2004, capp. I, III, IV, VI

UNITÀ DIDATTICA B: Simboli e simulacri. La filosofia dell'immagine fra Premoderno e Postmoderno
Bibliografia:
3) Jean-Pierre Vernant, L'immagine e il suo doppio. Dall'era dell'idolo all'alba dell'arte, Mimesis, Milano-Udine 2010
4) Mircea Eliade, Immagini e simboli. Saggi sul simbolismo magico-religioso, Jaca Book, Milano 2015
5) Michel Maffesoli, Nel vuoto delle apparenze. Per un'etica dell'estetica, Edizioni Estemporanee, Milano 2017 (capitoli I-IV, VII)

UNITÀ DIDATTICA C: Comunicare il contemporaneo
Bibliografia:
6) A. Vettese, L'arte contemporanea. Tra mercato e nuovi linguaggi, il Mulino, Bologna 2017
7) F. Poli, Il sistema dell'arte contemporanea, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2002

PROGRAMMA NON FREQUENTANTI

UNITÀ DIDATTICA A: Alle origini dell'estetica
Bibliografia:
1) S. Zecchi - G. Lacchin, I classici dell'estetica, Il Libraccio, Milano 2012
2) W. Tatarkiewicz, Storia di sei idee, Aesthetica, Palermo 2004, capp. I, III, IV, VI

UNITÀ DIDATTICA B: Simboli e simulacri. La filosofia dell'immagine fra Premoderno e Postmoderno
Bibliografia:
3) Jean-Pierre Vernant, L'immagine e il suo doppio. Dall'era dell'idolo all'alba dell'arte, Mimesis, Milano-Udine 2010
4) Mircea Eliade, Immagini e simboli. Saggi sul simbolismo magico-religioso, Jaca Book, Milano 2015
5) Michel Maffesoli, Nel vuoto delle apparenze. Per un'etica dell'estetica, Edizioni Estemporanee, Milano 2017
6) Pavel Florenskij, Le porte regali, Adelphi, Milano 2021

UNITÀ DIDATTICA C: Comunicare il contemporaneo
Bibliografia:
7) A. Vettese, L'arte contemporanea. Tra mercato e nuovi linguaggi, il Mulino, Bologna 2017
8) F. Poli, Il sistema dell'arte contemporanea, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2002
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final assessment test consists of an interview on the program topics aimed at ascertaining the knowledge of the acquired history of aesthetics and the ability to make it interact with the contemporary the world of the arts, creativity and communication.
The mark will be expressed in thirtieths.
National and international or Erasmus incoming students will be invited to promptly contact the teacher. The examination procedures for students with disabilities and / or with DSA must be agreed with the teacher in agreement with the competent Office.
Unita' didattica A
M-FIL/04 - AESTHETICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-FIL/04 - AESTHETICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-FIL/04 - AESTHETICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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