cod. 1005473

Academic year 2012/13
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Estetica (M-FIL/04)
Istituzioni di filosofia
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

Analytical and logical argumentative comptence relating to the various models of knowledge and to the aestetic mediums and languages. Ability in analysis and discussion of the theories and models of contemporary aesthetics.


The student must possess knowledges concerning the history of modern and contemporary philosophy

Course unit content

Aesthetics (6 CFU)

The course aims at reconsidering the actuality of the aesthetic theories of Walter Benjamin, Theodore Adorno and Herbert Marcuse, focusing on the relationship between culture and power. To each author will be granted the same amount of hours (10)

Full programme

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- W. Benjamin, L'opera d'arte nell'epoca della sua riproducibilità tecnica. Arte e società di massa (1955), trad. it. di E. Filippini, Torino, Einaudi, 2000.
- M. Horkheimer e Th. Adorno, Dialettica dell'Illuminismo (1944), trad. it. di R. Solmi, Torino, Einaudi, 1997.
- H. Marcuse, L’uomo a una dimensione (1964), trad. it di L. Gallino e T. Giani Gallino, Torino, Einaudi, 1998.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, with readings, remarks and discussions concerning the texts indicated in this Syllabus.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral Examination

Other information

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