Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201145042014Contemporary Debates on Philosophy of ArtElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
By applying the method of conceptual analysis to the concept of artwork we aim to both familiarize students with 20th century analytic tradition and also to evaluate contemporary debates in philosophy of art.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yard. Doç. Dr. Mehmet Cem Kamözüt
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to identify, explain, and evaluate several philosophical theories of art.
2Articulate and argue well for a position about artworks orally and in writing.
3To be able to cite historical examples of artworks that will support or undermine a theory of art.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The major question that this course will focus is “What is the difference between an artwork and an ordinary object?” Various theories of art will be evaluated with regard to how well they capture our intuitive understanding of artworks. It will also be discussed whether “artwork” is an open concept so that no theory of art in the traditional sense is possible. The relation of art to institutions, politics and technology will also be discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Is this Art?
2Art and Imitation
3Art and Representation
4Art and Expression
5Art and Form
6MID_TERM
7Art and Art World
8Art and Institutions
9Student Seminar
10Art and Politics
11Art and Cencorship
12Aestetic Experience
13Student Seminar
14Art as an Open Concept
15The End of Art
16FINAL
Recommended or Required Reading
Carroll, N., 1999, Philosophy of Art, Routledge. Danto, A., 1983, Transfiguration of the Commonplace, Harvard Uni. Press. Kivy, P., 2002, Introduction to a Philosophy of Music, Oxford Uni. Press.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Seminar122
Writing Paper12222
Self Study14456
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading14684
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
LO1523423 3
LO2    5453
LO32 3233 2
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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