Philosophy of Art 306
Office: Sakamaki B307
Office Tel. #956-8172
Office Hours: WF 9:30-10:30 & by Appointment
Introduction to Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art
1.What is art? Representationalism, Expressionism, Formalism, Anti-Essentialism, Institutionalism, Postmodern Deconstructionism. Paradigm Shift: Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art.
2. Greek Aesthetics: Plato & Aristotle (PAB)
3. American Aesthetics: Pepper's Typology. Dewey. (PAB)
4. German Aesthetics. Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Heidegger
1. German Aesthetics (Continued)
2. Kantian Tradition of Artistic Detachment (Odin)
3. Asian Aesthetics. Indian Rasa Theory of Beauty.
4. Japanese & Chinese Aesthetics (Odin; handouts)
1. Japanese Aesthetics
4. oral communication focus presentations
oral communication focus presentations
Criteria for Grades
1. Participation and Attendance 10%
2. Term Paper 25%
3. Final Exam 25%
4. Oral Communication Focus presentations 40%
Albert Hofstadter and Richard Kuhns, eds. Philosophies of Art & Beauty: Selected Readings in Aesthetics from Plato to Heidegger. Chicago:The University of Chicago Press.
Odin, Steve. Artistic Detachment in Japan & the West. Honolulu: UH Press. 2001
Student Learning Objectives will include
(i) demonstrated knowledge of the fundamental traditions, theories and concepts in the history of both western and eastern aesthetics ;
(ii) the ability to clearly articulate basic arguments from the aesthetic traditions through written compositions; the ability to articulate knowledge about and critical evaluation of eastern and western aesthetic theories.
Plagiarism includes but is not limited to submitting, in fulfillment of an academic requirement, any work that has been copied in whole or in part from another individual's work without attributing that borrowed portion to the individual; neglecting to identify as a quotation another's idea and particular phrasing that was not assimilated into the student's language and style or paraphrasing a passage so that the reader is misled as to the source; submitting the same written or oral or artistic material in more than one course without obtaining authorization from the instructors involved; or "drylabbing," which includes obtaining and using experimental data and laboratory write-ups from other sections of a course or from previous terms. (The University of Hawaii Student Conduct Code) Any student who plagiarizes in this course will receive a failing grade and will be referred to the Dean of Students. To keep out of harm's way in this area cite your sources and when you quote use quotation marks.
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