Hegel's Aesthetics

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Hegel's Aesthetics

Spring 2019

Taught By: Paul Kottman

Section: AX

CRN: 6645

Credits: 4

Our primary aim in this course will be to read and understand the two volume English translation of Hegel's Lectures on Fine Art. This will require us to consider some earlier philosophical aesthetics to which Hegel is responding (Kant, but also earlier German aesthetic thought), as well as to talk about some of the artworks on which Hegel dwells. However, our main goal will be to make sense of Hegel's enigmatic view of fine art as, alongside religion and philosophy, a dimension of what he called Absolute Spirit. We will also read a number of significant commentaries on Hegel's Aesthetics, to help us along the way.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Philosophy (LPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

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: 9:26am 6/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1108

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019