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LECTURE TOPICS

LECTURE TOPICS (more details soon):

LECTURES 1-4
The Value of Art (Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche)

Reading:
Ch.1 & Ch.2, Herwitz.
Plato and Nietzsche, in Janaway (ed.), Section 1 (photocopy).

Aristotle, Poetics, extracts (photocopy).

LECTURES 5-8
Taste, Beauty, and the Sublime: 18th Century (Hume and Kant)

Reading:
Ch.3, Herwitz.
Hume and Kant, in Janaway (ed.) Section 3 (photocopy).

LECTURES 9-12
Expression and History: 19th Century (Hegel and Baudelaire)

Reading:
Ch.4, Herwitz.
Hegel and Baudelaire, extracts (photocopy)

LECTURES 13-16
Naturalism, Experience, Representation: 20th Century A (Dewey, Goodman and Wollheim)

Reading:
Continue Ch.4, Herwitz.
Dewey, extracts (photocopy).
Goodman and Wollheim, in Janaway (ed.) Section 6 (photocopy).

LECTURES 17-20
Film and Philosophy: 20th Century B (Benjamin, Panofsky, Cavell)

Reading:
Ch.5, Herwitz.
Benjamin, ‘The Work of Art…’ (photocopy)
Panofsky, extracts (photocopy)
Stanley Cavell, The World Viewed, extracts (photocopy)

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