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Aesthetics

Code 12784
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 4
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Philosophy
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes This unit aims primarily to operate with key concepts, theories and problems specific to philosophical aesthetics. This includes communication of definitions and historical developments of aesthetics. In the second place, we intend to question the possibility of integrating an activity of aesthetic realization within the phenomenon of art, design and contemporary communication culture.
Syllabus The contents unfold in two parts, each developing its own theme, studied by different authors: In the first part, the theme - Aesthetics, symmetry and pleasure - raised here by the theories of Descartes and Kant. In the second part, the course develops the theme - Nature and Art (design) - through the questions posed by Heidegger and Pareyson.
Main Bibliography René Descartes, «Passions de l’Âme» in Œuvres philosophiques III (1643- 1650), textes établis, présentés et annotés par Ferdinand Alquié, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 1989.
Immanuel Kant, Crítica da faculdade do juízo [Kritik der Urteilskraft, 1790], introdução de António Marques, tradução e notas de António Marques e Valério Rohden, Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda, 1992.
Heidegger, A origem da obra de arte, Lisboa, Edições 70, 1977.
Luigi Pareyson, Estética, Teoria da Formatividade, Petrópolis, Vozes,1993.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The final classification of each student will result from the weighting of the following elements:

1. Active participation evidenced during the classes (10%);
2. Two written tests of frequency - 90% (45% + 45%) - each one of the parts of the program, in which the subject to be evaluated is the knowledge of the subjects, the reading and analysis of the authors' texts their positions.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-01-17

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