PHI 381 - AESTHETICS

FALL SEMESTER 2006

Prof. Hugh J. Silverman
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:20-6:40 p.m.
REQUIRED AUTHOR/EDITOR TEXT PUBLISHER PRIMARY SELECTIONS
1. HEIDEGGER, Martin POETRY, LANGUAGE, THOUGHT Harper & Row

"Origin of the Work of Art"

"What are Poets For"

2. BENJAMIN, Walter ILLUMINATIONS Schocken "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproducibility"
3.

MERLEAU-PONTY, Maurice

(Johnson, ed)

THE MERLEAU-PONTY AESTHETICS READER Northwestern

"Cezanne's Doubt"

"Eye and Mind"

4. DUFRENNE, Mikel PHENOMENOLOGY OF AESTHETIC EXPERIENCE Northwestern selected
5. DERRIDA, Jacques THE TRUTH IN PAINTING Chicago

"+R"

"Restitutions"

6. LYOTARD, Jean-Francois THE INHUMAN Stanford selected
7. NANCY, Jean-Luc THE MUSES Stanford complete
8. PERNIOLA, Mario ART AND ITS SHADOW Continuum complete
         
         
RECOMMENDED READINGS
1. SILVERMAN, Hugh J. TEXTUALITIES: BETWEEN HERMENEUTICS AND DECONSTRUCTION Routledge  
2. ROSS, Stephen David ART AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE SUNY Press  
3. ECO, Umberto HISTORY OF BEAUTY Rizzoli