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Philosophy of Art

 

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences
Department of Sociology and Communication

 

 

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Communication and Media Science BA

 

I. Description

 

Philosophy of Art

Művészetfilozófia (komMédia BA)

 

Neptun code Academic year C/E Assessment Contact hours (th/pr) Credit Language Semester
BMEGT43A186 2018/19EC?4/05English?

 

Instructor

Borbála Jász, Lecturer
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Depart. of Sociology and Communication

 

Entry requirements
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Mandatory/recommended preliminary courses
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Description

The course will introduce students to some major issues and problems in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. We will learn about the various methods one can use to investigate and answer philosophical questions about the arts and artworks. First we will review some of the most important attempts to identify art, and we will also consider the criticism of such efforts. Then we will study a number of philosophical questions about the nature, the production, the interpretation and the appreciation of works of art. After studying the basic philosophical categories concerning art and artworks we will concentrate on specific aspects of the creation and appreciation of paintings, drawings, photographs, moving images, digital images, fictions, music etc. For instance, we will consider questions and arguments about „realism” with respect to pictorial works of art, about literature and fictional works, and about the understanding and appreciation of music. Although most of the course will be devoted to the analytic philosophy art, we will also examine issues concerning design practices and products.

 

Topics

Thursday
16:15-19:45
Weekly Topics
2019.02.07

Art, design, and philosophical analysis

2019.02.14

Identifying art or arts

2019.02.21

Ontology of art and art forms

2019.02.28

Art and medium

2019.03.07

Conceptual art

2019.03.14

Aesthetic properties and taste

2019.03.21
School Holiday

Intention and interpretation

2019.03.28

Art and representation

2019.04.04

Art, image, and language

2019.04.11

Musical understanding

2019.04.18

Imagination, fiction, cognition, and emotion

2019.04.25
School Holiday

Art, popular art, popular culture, art, morality, and politics

2019.05.02

Objects and meaning

2019.05.09

Design practices and art making practices

2019.05.16

 

Readings

     

    Teaching method

    theory

     

     

    Requirements

     

     

    Re-sit possibilities

    According to the Study and Exam Regulation

     

    Consultation

    Wednesday 14:15-15:45

     

    Course requirements

     

    Evaluation criteria

     

    Evaluation

    Excellent [A]
    Very Good [B]
    Good [C]
    Satisfactory [D]
    Pass [E]
    Fail [F]

     

     

    Student work required for the completion of the course

    Sum100%

     

    Course supervisor

    név beosztás tanszék
    Bátori Zsoltegyetemi docens BME Szociológia és Kommunikáció Tanszék

     

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