Course Information
Course title
Contemporary Aesthetics 
Semester
109-1 
Designated for
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS  DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY  
Instructor
CHIH-SHENG YANG 
Curriculum Number
Phl4832 
Curriculum Identity Number
104 49300 
Class
 
Credits
3.0 
Full/Half
Yr.
Half 
Required/
Elective
Elective 
Time
Thursday 7,8,9(14:20~17:20) 
Remarks
The upper limit of the number of students: 180. 
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http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1091Phl4832ContAesth 
Course introduction video
 
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Course Syllabus
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Course Description

This course introduces the topics of aesthetics in the perspective of philosophy. The content of it is the subsequence to what the courses ‘classical aesthetics’ and 'modern aesthetics' have introduced. The focus has switched from 18th century to 19th century, from the aesthetics of Hume and Kant to that of Hegel, and then, to the theories of art in the 20th century. The related topics of contemporary aesthetics includes the theory of expression of art, the media of art, the idea of the process of art, the experiments of art of the avant-gardes, and Danto's definition of it. 

Course Objective
The students might comprehend the topics of aesthetics in the western tradition, and get acquainted with the discourse of philosophers on the related aesthetical concepts. Besides, as they figure out what these concepts mean, they might also reflect upon what they have thought about them. 
Course Requirement
The students who take this course are expected to be with some philosophical scholarship. 
Student Workload (expected study time outside of class per week)
 
Office Hours
Fri. 12:20~14:10 
Designated reading
Daniel Herwitz, Aesthetics: Key Concepts in Philosophy. (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2008) 
References
Hegel's Aesthetics: Lectures on Fine Art. Translated by T. M. Knox. (Oxford University Press, 1988)
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics. Translated by Bernard Bosanquet, edited by Michael Inwood. (Penguin Group, 2004)
John Dewey, Art as Experience. (New York: Capricorn Books, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1958)
John Dewey著,高建平譯,《藝術即經驗》(臺北:五南圖書出版公司,2019)
R. G. Collingwood, The Principles of Art. (London: Oxford University Press, 1958)
Aaron Ridley著,李志成譯,《柯靈烏》(臺北:麥田出版,2000)
Richard Wollheim, Art and Its Objects. (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Arthur C. Danto, After the End of Art: Contemporary Art and the Pale of History. (Princeton University Press, 1997)
Arthur C. Danto著,林雅琪鄭惠雯譯,《在藝術終結之後:當代藝術與歷史藩籬》(臺北:麥田出版,2010) 
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