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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Course unit
AESTHETICS
LE10102722, A.A. 2011/12

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2009/10

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ARTS AND HUMANITIES
LE0598, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2011/12
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Degree course track LETTERE MODERNE [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination AESTHETICS
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIANGIORGIO PASQUALOTTO

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE13102722 AESTHETICS GIANGIORGIO PASQUALOTTO LE0599

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-FIL/04 Aesthetics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 05/03/2012
End of activities 16/06/2012
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 Commissione a.a.2019-2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 GHILARDI MARCELLO (Presidente)
GURISATTI GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
CAPODIVACCA SILVIA (Supplente)
GIACOMELLI ALBERTO (Supplente)
MAGNO EMANUELA (Supplente)
3 commissione a.a.2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 GHILARDI MARCELLO (Presidente)
GURISATTI GIOVANNI (Membro Effettivo)
TOMASI GABRIELE (Membro Effettivo)
GIACOMELLI ALBERTO (Supplente)
MAGNO EMANUELA (Supplente)
2 ESTETICA (2017/18) 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 GHILARDI MARCELLO (Presidente)
TOMASI GABRIELE (Membro Effettivo)
GIACOMELLI ALBERTO (Supplente)
GURISATTI GIOVANNI (Supplente)
MAGNO EMANUELA (Supplente)
1 ESTETICA (2016-2017) 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 GHILARDI MARCELLO (Presidente)
TOMASI GABRIELE (Membro Effettivo)
MAGNO EMANUELA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: It is recommended to students enrolled in the doctorate in philosophy who wish to support the examination of 'Aesthetics', to support the first:
- At least an examination of 'History of Philosophy'
- At least an examination of 'Theoretical Philosophy'
- The examination of 'History of aesthetics'
Target skills and knowledge:: Learning outcomes complete and detailed knowledge of the content shown in the texts provided for the exam
Course unit contents: 1 - To determine the general meaning of the concept of 'Aesthetics' privileging its theoretical aspects focused on the problem of knowledge of the inner and outer realities through the information produced by the sensitivity;
2 - to know the ways in which this concept was determined into cultures other than Western ones;
Planned learning activities: In particular, the course aims to raise awareness of the ways in which aesthetic experience is articulated in relation to traditional civilizations of India, Tibet, China and Japan;

Even more particularly, the course aims to make those arrangements through the analysis of the specific meanings of the symbols of OM, sri yantra, mandala, the wu xing, the ba gua, you and dell'enso of Taji, and some eminent works of art inspired by these symbols.

Specifically, the course aims to analyze:

1) the role of the sacred syllable Om mantra tied;
2 the role of design sri yantra, map of the spiritual, which goes by the multiplicity Unit, and vice versa;
3) the critical role of the mandala in Tibetan Buddhism, both as cosmogram (development of forms originating from the vacuum), both as psychogram (development of the mind from the loss of sensitive data to the unit of self).

4) the fundamental role played in classical Chinese civilization, from the theory of five elements;
5) the fundamental role played in classical Chinese civilization, the diagrams drawn in the 'Book of Changes', based on the Yin-Yang pair and articulated in the eight hexagrams: in particular, the dialectic of empty / full.

6) the centrality of the vacuum in the spirituality and in the arts inspired by traditional Japanese Zen Buddhism;in particular, the symbolic meanings of the empty circle in the graphic representations produced by some masters of Zen Buddhism;
7) the content present in the theoretical and epistemological doctrine that illustrate the five degrees - in the tradition of Chan Buddhism in China and that of Japanese Zen Buddhism - the route to enlightenment.
Textbooks: G. Pasqualotto, Estetica del vuoto. Venezia: Marsilio, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
G.Pasqualotto, Figure di pensiero. Venezia: Marsilio, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
E.Magno, Per un'introduzione all'estetica indiana. Milano: Mimesis, 2009.
M.Ghilardi, Shitao. Sulla pittura. Milano: Mimesis, 2009.
Teaching methods: 1) - explanation of the concepts included in the symbols processed
2) - explanation of the historical evolution of those concepts
3) - Illustration of the points (1) and (2) with images, drawings and charts, and, where necessary, with sound materials and musical
4) - planned interventions of experts about the cultural branches considered
Assessment criteria: oral
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