AESTHETICS - Fe
Learning outcomes of the course unit
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 philosophy
Course contents summary
Aesthetics (6 CFU)
The course explores the theme of Laughter as an anthropological phenomenon studied from the point of view of aesthetic categories such as comedy, humor, wit, irony. The course will analyze the nature, value and effect as of the laughter starting from the philosophical thought of authors such as Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, Bergson, Freud.
only one book to be chosen among these:
SHAFTESBURY, Sensus Communis. Saggio sulla libertà di spirito e umorismo, in Scritti morali e politici, Torino, Utet, 2013.
HUTCHESON, FRANCIS, Pensieri sul riso e Osservazioni sulla Favola delle api, a cura di A. Gatti, Milano, Mimesis, 2016 (solo le prime tre lettere sul riso).
BERGSON, HENRI, ll riso. Saggio sul significato del comico, Bari, Laterza, 2007
FREUD, SIGMUND, Il motto di spirito, Milano, Bur, 2010
All students must read:
TAGLIAPIETRA, ANDREA, Non ci resta che ridere, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013
Frontal lessons, with readings, remarks and discussions concerning the texts indicated in this Syllabus.
Assessment methods and criteria