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180143 VO Philosophy of modern art (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Language: German

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Achtung: Die Vorlesung beginnt am 21. März 2019

Thursday 21.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 28.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 04.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 11.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 02.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 09.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 16.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 23.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 06.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Thursday 13.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 33 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the lecture is to reconstruct philosophical thinking about modern art. After reflections on the concept of modernity and the relationship between art and philosophy, the roots of a modern aesthetic in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (Kant, Hegel, the Romanticism), the contributions of Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche to a Philosophy of modern art as well as the theories of modernity of Georg Simmel and Georg Lukács will be discussed. Our main focus will then be placed on the aesthetic theories and controversies of the 20th century, while the concepts of Benjamin, Adorno, Danto, Groys et al. will take center stage. Finally, the lecture will focus on recent discussions about the concept of postmodernism and the relationship between art and new media. The lecture is aimed at students of philosophy as well as students of the arts, literature, theatre and music studies.

Assessment and permitted materials

Passing the lecture requires a written exam at the end of the winter semester or at the beginning and in the course of the summer semester. Three of five given questions have to be chosen and each of them needs to be answered in the form of short, one-page essay

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Knowledge of the most significant philosophical theories of Modern Art since the 18th century, critical reflection on the concepts and discourses offered in the lecture

Examination topics

The lecture + individual reading of chosen primary- and secondary literature

Reading list

Primary literature:
Significant text excerpts of the classical aesthetic theories of modernity will be made available on Moodle.
Secondary literature:
Konrad Paul Liessmann: Philosophie der modernen Kunst. Wien: WUV/UTB 1999; erweiterte Neuausgabe Facultas 2013
Further literature will be recommended during and throughout the lecture

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