PY954-7-AU-CO:
Philosophy and Aesthetics

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The details
2023/24
Philosophical, Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Postgraduate: Level 7
Inactive
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
20
20 October 2023

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

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Module description

This module is dedicated to the theoretical reflection on aesthetic practices and objects and their history (from artworks to the aesthetic strategies of protest movements). It will shed light on what it means to relate aesthetically to one's life, social world, or art.


The module examines why aesthetic practices and experiences play such a central role in continental thought from Kant and Hegel to Adorno and Rancière.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To introduce students to main themes in philosophy and aesthetics.

  • To consider what philosophical issues have been at stake in the development of aesthetic practices.

  • To consider how aesthetics interacts with other currents of philosophical, art historical and critical social thought.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Understand what makes the aesthetics a distinctive tradition within modern European philosophy.

  2. Understand the central philosophical problems involved in aesthetics and aesthetic practices.

  3. Form their own view of the validity of aesthetic theories.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • One 2-hour seminar per week.
  • One Reading Week with no seminars.

Discussion will be encouraged throughout.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Reassessment

Coursework Exam
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Joerg Schaub, email: jschaub@essex.ac.uk.
spahpg@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

Dr Alexander Golob
King's College London
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 18 hours, 18 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 


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