Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

Course Information
TitleΑισθητική και φιλοσοφία της τέχνης / Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorGeorgios Zografidis
Course ID600020288

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 96
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6
PhilosophyElected Compulsory DirectionalWinter/Spring-6
PedagogicElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
General Prerequisites
There is no formal prerequisite for the course, however it is useful to have a basic knowledge of the history of the arts.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course offers an introduction to the main questions of philosophical aesthetics with special reference to the fundamental aesthetic texts and works of art. (a) The state of art of contemporary aesthetics and its place in the field of philosophy. (b) Theories and definitions of art(s) and of the work of art: art as expression, art as representation, art as symbol, the institutional theory of art. (c) The traditional concepts: aesthetic qualities, aesthetic experience, aesthetic attitude. The interpretation and the evaluation of the work of art. (d) A brief historical account: Greek Aesthetics (Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus), Medieval Aesthetics (Byzantium, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas), the emergence and the climax of Modern Aesthetics in the 18th and 19th century (Hume, Kant, Hegel).
Aesthetics, Philosophy of art, aesthetic qualities, work of art, theories of art
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.6
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities200.8
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Μονρόε Μπέρντσλεϋ, Ιστορία των αισθητικών θεωριών, μτφ. Δ. Κούρτοβικ, Π. Χριστοδουλίδης. Αθήνα: Νεφέλη, 1989. 2) Τζαβάρας Γιάννης, Ανθολόγιο αισθητικής. Αθήνα: Gutenberg, 2007.
Additional bibliography for study
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