Aesthetics (2020/2021)

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the conceptual, methodological and cultural foundations for analyzing and interpreting aesthetic problems in the strict sense (sensitive perception and knowledge) and works of art in a broader sense. In this sense, specific knowledge is transmitted (interpretative theories and artistic practices in the history of the western aesthetic tradition) which are subsequently applied to specific problems (of perception in general and to particular works). The teaching aims to understand the conceptual logics and structures through which the aesthetic experience makes us understand and transform the world in which we live. At the end of the course, the student will have developed the ability to understand the texts dedicated to aesthetics, a correct hermeneutic approach to them, and to use a precise and adequate language; moreover it is aimed at allowing the student to acquire the skills to confront himself or herself with a sensitive perception and with the artistic world so as to be able to form a critical judgment independently. Finally, students will develop the ability to communicate aesthetic topics with specialists and non-specialists and to continue further in their studies.