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Course Unit Title : PHİLOSOPHY OF ART
Course Unit Code : 01SAN5104
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : Preb
Semester : 255.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Students who succeed in this course will improve their ability to;
1. Able to understand and employ and key aesthetic theories and concepts
2. Think theoretically and conceptually,
3. Communicate and discuss issues effectively,
4. Read and understand texts, make research and write,
5. Locate and evaluate problems in the area of art and beauty in their social contexts.
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : This course is intended to be a general introduction to the major theories, concepts and issues encountered in the Philosophy of Art. It will critically examine compare, contrast and asses philosophical arguments within the context of the various essays written by philosophers. This course will address the following questions: What is art? What defines art or what makes an artwork an artwork? What are aesthetic qualities? What is meaning of aesthetic taste, attitude and experience? Are aesthetic judgments merely subjective expressions? Is there the relationship between reality and representation in art?
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : 1-Developing the ability to think theoretically and conceptually.
2-Developing the ability to communicate and discuss issues effectively.
3-Developing the ability to read and understand texts, make research and write.
4-Developing the capacity to locate and evaluate problems in the area of art production, ontology of artand aestetics in their social contexts.
Course Aims : developing a deeper understanding of the philosophy of art and increasing student’s abilities to think critically and analytically about art related issues.
WorkPlacement   none
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Carroll, Noel Philosophy of Art, a Contemporary Introduction London: Routledge, 1999. Levinson, Jerrold The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetic, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Philosophies of Art and Beauty, selected readiNgs in aesthetics from Plato to Heidegger ed. AlbertHofstadter, Richard Kuhns, Univ. of Chicago Press
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material : Lewis Vaughn Writing Philosophy A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Ross, Stephen David Art and Its Significance, An Anthology of Aesthetic Theory, Albany State University of New York Press, 1994. Steven M. Cahn and Aaron Meskin: Aesthetics: A Comprehensive Anthology Oxford: Blackwell, 2007.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 4 56  
Homeworks :
1 10 10  
Presentation :
1 15 15  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 15 15  
Finals :
1 30 30  
Workload Hour (30) :
Total Work Charge / Hour :
Course's ECTS Credit :
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 25
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
1 25
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
The ratio of the term to success :
The ratio of final to success :
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Introduction: What is Philosophy of Art
2 What defines Art
3 Categories of Art
4 Relation between art and reality
5 Tragedy, Imitation and Art
6 Taste, Judgment and Art
7 Expression and Art
8 value and art
9 Language and Art
10 form and art
11 Aesthetic Experience and Art
12 Institutional Analysis of Art
13 meaning and art
14 Interpretation, Understanding and Art