Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

Aesthetics of Landscape. Geography and history of art and literature. Philosophy of the environment.

At the end of the course the student can reach a good philosophical preparation regarding the different ideas of landscape and its relationship with science and humanities.

Course contents

The ideas of landscape and environment.


G. Simmel, Filosofia del paesaggio, in G. Simmel, Saggi sul Paesaggio, Armando Editore, Roma 2006.

R. Milani Il paesaggio è un'avventura, Milano 2005.

H.D. Thoreau, Walden. Una vita nei boschi, varie edizioni.

Pagine scelte, indicate dal docente, sulla nozione di ambiente.

Bondi R. e La Vergata A., Natura, il Mulno, Bologna 2015; le parti: Bellezza, armonia equilibrio, capitolo sesto pp 149-163, e Ambiente e sfruttamento, capitolo nono, pp 209-232.

Other books or articles can be suggested by the professor during the class

Teaching methods

Reading of philosophical, litterary, and art-historical texts. Phenomenological analysis and hermeneutic approach

Assessment methods


Final score based on ../30 (18 is considered the minimum to pass the exam).

Inscription to the exam on Almaesami website.

Teaching tools

Course, books and movies.

Office hours

See the website of Raffaele Milani