Universität Wien FIND

180179 SE The Philosophy of Poetry (2019S)

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

GASTPROFESSORIN: Ribeiro Anna Christina

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 27.05. 10:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 29.05. 10:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 03.06. 10:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Wednesday 05.06. 10:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3C, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Friday 07.06. 10:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 17.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 19.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Monday 24.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Wednesday 26.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar will be on the philosophy of poetry, a new area in aesthetics. It is an experimental course in that we will focus on my monograph in progress, Beautiful Speech: The Nature, Origins, and Powers of Poetry. We will read the ten chapters that comprise the book, plus several readings related to each of the chapters. We will work through some metaphysical topics (definition of poetry, ontology of poems), evolutionary psychology (origins of poetic practice), philosophy of psychology (cognitive processing, aesthetic effect, emotional effect), philosophy of language (tropes, abstract thought, the nature of fiction), and value theory (the nature of poetic value). This will be a highly interdisciplinary course, as readings will be from various areas in philosophy as well as from scholarship in English, classics, evolutionary psychology, linguistics, anthropology and archaeology on oral and written poetic traditions ancient and contemporary.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Timely reading of required texts

Class participation

Four 2-page critical summaries (40%)

A term paper (60%)

Examination topics

Reading list

Literature will be provided via Moodle.

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