Modern Aesthetics, Modernist Art

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Modern Aesthetics

Fall 2018

Taught By: Jay Bernstein

Section: A

CRN: 7136

Credits: 3

This course will trace the development of modern aesthetics from Schiller’s On the Aesthetic Education of Man, which I will argue is the origin of a modernist critical theory of art, to Gilles Deleuze’s Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation – itself an emphatic defense of artistic modernism. Among the other works to be studied are: the Introduction to Hegel’s Aesthetics, focusing on his thought of the end of art; Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy; Heidegger’s The Origin of the Work of Art; as well as readings from Walter Benjamin, Merleau-Ponty, Stanley Cavell, and Arthur Danto. A constant theme of the course will be the interrogation of how these works converge or depart from the dominant trends of artistic modernism.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 36

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:31am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1009

Date Range: 8/29/2018 - 12/12/2018