Philosophy of Art


Philosophy of Art


Anno accademico 2018/2019

Codice attività didattica
Tiziana Andina (Titolare del corso)
Corso di studio
laurea magistrale in Filosofia
1° anno
Affine o integrativo
Crediti percorso 24 CFU
SSD attività didattica
M-FIL/01 - filosofia teoretica
Tipologia esame

Obiettivi formativi

  • English

The themes and subjects tackled, as well as the skills and abilities that will be hopefully acquired, are an essential part of the characterizing contents necessary to this learning process, aimed to offer specific training in the field of theoretical philosophy and ontology. In particular, the course provides skills and understanding about the ontology of contemporary art, alongside the capacity to apply this knowledge to case studies offered by contemporary art. A particular focus will be devoted to the interdisciplinary teaching methodology, especially to the relations between philosophy and art.


Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

  • English

The evaluation will be based on a final oral test and on oral presentations of papers assigned by the instructor during the first week of the course. The oral exam will be centered on a critical commentary of key passages of texts, and on a critical analysis and historical and philosophical contextualization of the main themes developed during the course. As far as the presentations are concerned, the instructor will assess the students' argumentative abilities and the depth of the theoretical argument developed in the paper.

At the end of the course the student should be familiar with:

- Problems and methods of the ontology of contemporary art;

- Specific terminology;

- The main theoretical positions;

- The main critical discussions;

- Applying theoretical information to specific case studies offered by contemporary art.



  • English

A) The main developments in the ontology of contemporary art.

B) Some paradigmatic positions.

C) Case studies and applications.


Modalità di insegnamento

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The lessons, of the overall duration of 36 hours (6 CFU), will take place in the classroom and will involve projections. Oral presentations of written papers will also be scheduled.


Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

  • English

The skills and knowledge provided will be verified through the preparation and discussion of a written paper and a final oral exam. The preparation will be considered adequate (by a maximum grade of thirty), if the student demonstrates skills of argumentation and exposition, using the terminology required and if, without relying on the arguments offered by the textbooks, she proves herself to be familiar with the topics and theories covered during the course, offering new arguments.


Testi consigliati e bibliografia

  • English

Tiziana Andina (ed.), Bridging the Analytical Continental Divide. A Companion to Western Philosophy, Leiden-Boston, Brill, 2014 (chp. I, IX only).

Tiziana Andina, What is Art? The Question of Definition Reloaded, Brill, 2017.

Arthur C. Danto, The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, Harvard University Press, 1981.

Dominic McIver Lopes, Beyond Art, Oxford University Press, 2014.

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    Apertura registrazione
    01/09/2018 alle ore 01:00
    Chiusura registrazione
    29/06/2019 alle ore 00:00
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