Pedagogy – Doctoral Degree 2009
Aesthetic Qualities and Aesthetic Values
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 2
Recommended Semester: 3
ECTS Credits Allocated: 10.00
Pre-requisites: Finished master studies.

Course objectives: Students should get introduced to the problems of aesthetic qualities and aesthetic value in contemporary philosophy, including ontological, epistemological and value implications of different views on these issues.

Course description: Special attention will be devoted to basic philosophical issues related to aesthetic qualities and aesthetic values: their cathegorical nature and ontological status, way of cognition, logical status of proposition relating to them and, specifically, skeptical and relativistic arguments in this area and different strategies for their refutation

Learning Outcomes: Student must be trained for independent philosophical thinking and research in this key area of modern aesthetics.

  • Frank Sibley, Approach to Aesthetics:Collected Papers, 2001
  • Monroe C. Beardsley, „The Descriptivist Account of Aesthetic Attributions“, Revue internationale de philosophie, 1974
  • Iuliana Corina Vaida, „The Quest for Objectivity: Secondary Qualities and Aesthetic Qualities“, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1998
  • John Bender, „Sensibility, Sensitivity, and Irresolvable Aesthetic Disputes“, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 2000
  • Brady and Levinson (eds.), Aesthetic Concepts: Essays after Sibley, 2001, str. 81-99 i 123-148
  • Jerrold Levinson, Contemplating Art, 2006, str. 315-351
  • Monroe C. Beardsley, „The Generality of Critical Reasons“, Journal of Philosophy, 1962
  • Leon Kojen, Umetnost i vrednost, 1989, str. 7-40
  • George Dickie, Evaluating Art, 1988
  • Alan Goldman, Aesthetic Value, 1995
  • John Bender, „General but Defeasible Reasons in Aesthetic Evaluation“, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1995