PHILOSOPHY 110: ARTS AND IDEAS

FALL 2005

TUES-THUR  5:20-6:40 PM

HARRIMAN HALL 104

 

Hugh J. Silverman (Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature)

Office: Harriman Hall 203; Office Phone 632-7592

Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 p.m. and by appointment

  SCHEDULE

DATE TOPIC READING
AUG 30 & SEPT 1

Introduction to Philosophy and the Arts

Aeschylus - Art & Interpretation

Prometheus Bound

Eco on Ancient Beauty

(1) CLASSICAL THOUGHT AND CULTURE

SEPT 6 & 8     

Aristotle: the Art of Tragedy -

The Philosopher goes to the Theatre...

Poetics

SEPT 13 & 15                         

 

Euripides: Self-Control vs Passionate Intoxication;

Art and Excess

The Bacchae
(2) RENAISSANCE and ELIZABETHAN ARTS
SEPT 20 & 22 Leonardo da Vinci - Perspective, Ideals, and Knowledge

The Notebooks

Eco on Medieval and Renaissance Beauty

SEPT 27 & 29 (Merleau-Ponty Circle)

Shakespeare - Alchemy

and the Art of Craftmaking / Tinkering

The Tempest
OCT 4 Rosh Hashanah - NO CLASS  

 

OCT 6

{mid-term

exam distributed}

Shakespeare - Alchemy

and the Art of Craftmaking / Tinkering

The Tempest

Greenaway: Prospero's Books (film and screenplay)

(3) RETHINKING THE CLASSICAL AGE AND THE DEMANDS OF THE MODERN    

OCT 11

 

{mid-term exam due}

Nietzsche and the Re-Interpretation of

Classical Drama -- The Rebirth of Tragedy

The Birth of Tragedy

Eco on Modern Beauty

OCT 13 Yom Kippur - NO CLASS  
OCT 18 & 20 (SPEP)

Nietzsche and the

Re-Interpretation of Classical Drama --

The Rebirth of Tragedy

The Birth of Tragedy

Eco on Modern Beauty

OCT 25 & 27 

 

Nietzsche and the

Re-Interpretation of Classical Drama --

The Rebirth of Tragedy

The Birth of Tragedy

Eco on Modern Beauty

NOV 1 & 3 Fin-de-siecle Vienna -

The Novelty of Jugendstil --

Correspondence of the Arts

Fin-de-siecle Vienna
NOV 8 & 10 Fin-de-siecle Vienna -

The Novelty of Jugendstil --

Correspondence of the Arts                                             

Fin-de-siecle Vienna
(4) RESPONDING TO MODERN TIMES AND THE ADVENT OF THE POSTMODERN
NOV 15 & 17 Heidegger -- Art - Work - Truth The Origin of the Work of Art; What are Poets For? Language

NOV 22

{paper due} 

Heidegger -- Art - Work - Truth The Origin of the Work of Art; What are Poets For? Language

NOV 24 

                                                                           

 Thanksgiving Break - NO CLASS

NOV 29 & DEC 1

Derrida and The Truth in Painting;

Deconstruction and the Postmodern

The Truth in Painting: Restitutions
DEC 6 & 8

Derrida and The Truth in Painting;

Deconstruction and the Postmodern                                  

The Truth in Painting: +R
Final Examination  

 

                       

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