Notions of Aesthetics and Art Philosophy

larke1245  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Notions of Aesthetics and Art Philosophy
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
22.5 h
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Main themes
The course explains the key concepts in philosophical reflection and Aesthetics (art, beauty, mimesis, form etc), as they have appeared and evolved throughout the history of the two fields. The lectures give students a global overview of the field as well as providing commentaries on classical texts and illustrations.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 This course is intended to make students familiar with the language and key themes in Philosophy and Aesthetics of Art, and thus to give them easier access to the related philosophical texts and encourage them to consult them.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course introduces students to Philosophy and Aesthetics of Art. Its aim is to give students a way of approaching theoretical texts on Art and to teach them to adopt this perspective when approaching and talking about a new text. The lectures on the different periods in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art also use works from these different periods to illustrate the major ideas studied.
Teaching methods
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Evaluation methods
Writting exam (for more details, see Moodle)
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Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Minor in History of Art and Archeology

Minor in Philosophy

Certificat universitaire en philosophie (fondements)

Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor in Philosophy