Universität Wien FIND

180049 KU Aesthetics in the Context of Indian Philosophies (2018W)

The Heart as the Place of Aesthetic Receptivity

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Due to Boehler's research in Asia this course will end on December 11, 2018. Each weekly lecture will therefore last three instead of two hours.

Tuesday 02.10. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 09.10. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 16.10. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 23.10. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 30.10. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 06.11. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 13.11. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 20.11. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 27.11. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 04.12. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 11.12. 10:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this course consists in considering the most significant concepts of Indian Aesthetics.
In the course of the semester we intend to generate a philosophical understanding of the crucial role the arts play in Indian philosophies by a close reading of classical (Nāṭyaśāstra) and contemporary texts on Indian aesthetics (Bettina Bäumer, Susanne K. Langer, S.K. Saxena and others). The central focus of our readings will be the conception of a philosophy of "sensing", claiming that a sincere body, that is to say, somebody who is said to have a heart (sahṛdaya) is able to intuit the relation between time and eternity. It is this philosophical insight (into the relation of time and eternity), the arts traditionally channel a pathway in the classical reading of Indian aesthetics.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral Presentation (15 minutes) + 4 written reflections (total lenght of all four papers approx.12 pages) based on the literature we are reading in the course. (Deadline for the written refelctions: 15, February 2019. The third criterion for the grade is your active participation in the seminar and its discussions.
Grading scale: oral presentation (30%), Participation in discussions during the seminar seminar (30%), written papers (40%) = 100% total score
By registering for this course you accept that all of your written work submitted via moodle will be checked by the automated plagiarism test software Turnitin.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements for a passing grade: over 50% of the overall score
For a positive evaluation attendance is compulsory. In case of an excused absence (max. 2 times per semester) please inform the seminar leader in time!

Examination topics

see literature (made available on moodle)

Reading list

Bäumer, Bettina: Die flüssige Natur ästhetischer Erfahrung. Polylog 35 (2016), 89–95.

Bharata Muni: The Nāṭyaśāstra. Übersetzt von Manomohan Ghosh. Asiatic Society of Bengal: Calcutta 1951.

Böhler, Arno: „Open Bodies.“ Paragrana 18 (2009), 119–131.

Böhler, Arno und Loughnane, Adam und Parkes, Graham: „Performing Philosophy in Asian Traditions.“ Performance Philosophy Journal Vol 1 (2015), 133–147.

Böhler Arno und Loughnane, Adam und Parkes, Graham und Granzer, Susanne: „Kunst und Philosophie im Zwischen der Kulturen. Ein E-Mail-Gespräch.“ Polylog 35 (2016), 7–33.

Saxena, S. K.: Aesthetics. Approaches, Concepts and Problems. Sangeet Natak Adademi: India 2010.

White, David Gordon: „Yogic Rays: The Self-Externalization of the Yogi in Ritual, Narrative and Philosophy.“ Paragrana 18 (2009), 64–77.

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