Course: Estetics

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Course title Estetics
Course code KFI/ESF
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Blahutková Daniela, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Ševčík Miloš, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Doubravová Jarmila, Prof. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
Established aesthetical categories and terms of contemporary aesthetics: beauty, majesty, comicality, mimésis, catharsis, taste. Topics discussed: Definition of the subject of aesthetics. Archaic period of ancient aesthetics. Plato's thinking on beauty and art. Aristotle's aesthetic views, the difference between Plato´s and Aristotle´s approach. Hellenistic aesthetics; Plotinos´ views on beauty and art. Medieval aesthetics, Augustine's aesthetics, aesthetics of Thomas Aquinas. Aesthetics of the Renaissance, Alberti's aesthetics. Classicist aesthetics; Boileau´s aesthetic views. English school of taste, Hutcheson, Hume, Burke. The French 18th century aesthetics, Diderot, Dubos, Rouseau. German Enlightenment in aesthetics, Winckelmann, Lessing. German classical aesthetics, Kant, Hegel. Overview of the 19th century aesthetics: formalist, psychological, biological and sociological aesthetics. Overview of aesthetic streams of the 20th century: analytic aesthetics, phenomenology, structuralism.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminar classes, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 43 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 5 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Course requires no special prior knowledge and skills.
learning outcomes
Students are able to summarize a development of the aesthetic thinking from antiquity to the present. They are able to characterize most important periods in the history of aesthetics and key concepts of most important aestheticians as well.
teaching methods
Lecture
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Aristotelés. Poetika. 1. vyd. Praha : Oikoymenh, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7298-131-1.
  • Eco, Umberto. Umění a krása ve středověké estetice. 1. vyd. Praha : Argo, 1998. ISBN 80-7203-098-1.
  • Gilbert, Katharine Everett; Kuhn, Helmut. Dějiny estetiky. 1. vyd. Praha : Státní nakladatelství krásné literatury a umění, 1965.
  • Jůzl, Miloš; Prokop, Dušan. Úvod do estetiky : předmět a metody, dějiny, systém estetických kategorií a pojmů. 1. vyd. Praha : Panorama, 1989. ISBN 80-7038-051-9.
  • Morpurgo-Tagliabue, Guido; Jůzl, Miloš; Zuska, Vlastimil. Současná estetika. 1. vyd. Praha : Odeon, 1985.
  • Perniola, Mario. Estetika 20. století. Praha : Karolinum, 2000. ISBN 80-246-0213-X.
  • Souriau, Étienne; Lorenzová, Helena. Encyklopedie estetiky. [1. vyd.]. Praha : Victoria Publishing, 1994. ISBN 80-85605-18-X.
  • Volek, Jaroslav. Kapitoly z dějin estetiky. 1., Od antiky k počátku 20. století. 2. vyd. Praha : Panton, 1985.
  • Zuska, Vlastimil. Estetika : úvod do současnosti tradiční disciplíny. Praha : Triton, 2001. ISBN 80-7254-194-3.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-2,3) Philosophy, theology 2 Summer
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Philosophy (13-4) Philosophy, theology 2 Summer