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PH248 - Aesthetics: Art, Beauty and the Sublime

  • Module code: PH248
  • Module name: Aesthetics: Art, Beauty and the Sublime
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

An in-depth introduction to one or more foundational texts in the tradition of philosophical aesthetics. Typically, one of the texts will be Kant’s Critique of Judgement and other readings will be drawn from subsequent major work in aesthetics and/or the philosophy of art by, for example, Schiller, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Dewey, Collingwood, Adorno, Benjamin, Freud, Lyotard.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should have a good overview and understanding of one or more influential texts in rhe history of aesthetics, and to be able to engage critically with the key ideas and some of the debates in recent scholarship and aesthetic theory to which those texts have given rise.

Timetabled teaching activities

Normally held in the Autumn term 1 x 2 hr lecture and 1 x 1 hr seminar per week

Departmental link

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/undergraduate/modules/ph248

Other essential notes

Please note that attendance at both lectures and seminars and completion of any unasssessed or required work is a requirement of this module

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PH248-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) 1500 word essay 15%
  2500 word essay 85%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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