00345 - Aesthetics (A-L)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2019/2020

Course contents

General contents: "From Kant to Nietzsche: A criticism of teleology".

First part of the course (III. Period): "Kant's idea of beauty and finality".

Second part of the course (IV. Period): "The idea of truth and perspective in Nietzsche's Gay Science".

Timetable: 11-13 a.m., Monday Classroom III (via Zamboni 38); 1-3 p.m., Thursday Classroom III (via Zamboni 38); 1-3 p.m. Friday Classroom III (via Zamboni 38).

N.B. The students attending 6 CFU – Estetica (1) – are required to prepare the program of the first part of the course ("Kant's idea of beauty and finality").

Readings/Bibliography

First part of the course (III. Period): I. Kant, Critica della facoltà di giudizio, edited by E. Garroni and H. Hohenegger, Einaudi, Torino 1999 (other edition recommended: I. Kant, Critica del Giudizio, edited by M. Marassi, with german text, Bompiani, Milano 2004); choice of E. Cassirer, Vita e dottrina di Kant, Castelvecchi, Roma 2016; or: O. Höffe, Immanuel Kant, Il Mulino, Bologna 1986. The reading of F. Menegoni, La Critica del giudizio di Kant: introduzione alla lettura, Carocci, Roma 1995 is recommended.

Non-attending students are expected to add: F. Menegoni, La Critica del giudizio di Kant: introduzione alla lettura, Carocci, Roma 1995; F. Vercellone-A. Bertinetto-G. Garelli, Storia dell'estetica moderna e contemporanea, Il Mulino, Bologna 2003.

Second part of the course (IV. Period): F. Nietzsche, La gaia scienza, edited by C. Gentili, Einaudi, Torino 2015 (introduction and commentary are integral parts of the exam program); C. Gentili, Introduzione a Nietzsche, Il Mulino, Bologna 2017.

Teaching methods

The two parts of the course (6 CFU each) consist of 60 (aggregate) lessons. Lectures, conversations and discussions with students.

Assessment methods

The final proof will take place in the form of an oral examination. During the examination the teacher will assess whether the student has achieved or not some basic educational goals: knowledge of the texts and capacity to contextualize authors and works; comprehension of the fundamental concepts and capacity to provide a correct interpretation of them; clarity in the explanation of concepts and accuracy in the use of philosophical terminology; capacity to establish connections between the various authors and themes from both a historical and a strictly speaking conceptual point of view. During the oral examination the teacher will assess if the student possesses the abovementioned knowledge and skills in a (more or less) complete, precise and adequate way, or vice-versa in a (more or less) incomplete, vague and superficial way. The final grade will correspondently vary from excellent (30 and honors) to very good (30) to good (27-29) to fairly good (24-26) to more than enough (21-23) to merely enough (18-21) to unsatisfactory (<18).

Teaching tools

Projection of films

Office hours

See the website of Carlo Gentili