PHIL 315--Topics in Philosophy: Humanism and Aesthetic Communicability
Taught by Laura Hengehold in the Fall 2004 semester.
- How have ideas about communication shaped the ways in which European philosophers define "humanity", its historical situation, and ethical value
during the Enlightenment and today?
- How have artistic and discursive techniques shaped our assumptions about what kinds of experiences are "shared" or "common"?
Our goal is to understand Kant's ideas regarding the role of art in giving communities a capacity for judgment and perception
regarded as characteristically "human".
Guest lecturers from the Case Departments of Modern Languages and Art History will contribute to the interdisciplinary breadth of
the course, and students will have the opportunity to apply philosophical concepts to 18th and 20th century works in the German collection at the
Cleveland Museum of Art on two occastions, one of which will be led by Prof. Esser.
Kant's Aesthetic Judgment Today
With Dr. Andrea Esser of the Universität München
- What makes an artwork beautiful?
- Can we expect agreement on beauty?
- Do criteria for artistic effectiveness change with time?
September 20th - September 29th
Monday, September 20th
All are welcome to attend the Workshop, whether enrolled in PHIL 315 or not!