[IJP3683]  The Beautiful – 23.24 (IJP 2)

To Be Determined

Course Information

Professor: BRAGUE, Remi
Email: [email protected]
Language: English

ECTS: 1.5
To Be Determined


Description: Plato wrote that whereas the Good escapes us, it has taken refuge in the Beautiful (Philebus,64e). But are we still capable and worthy of an experience of Beauty? Modern art shifted its aim from the Beautiful to the Interesting and broke its relationship with the Good and the True. How can we recover their lost kinship?

Calendario lezioni/ Lesson schedule:

Lunedì, 4 marzo/Monday, 4 March 2024 – 10.30-12.15

Martedì 5 marzo/Tuesday 5 March 2024 – 8.30-10.15
Venerdì 8 marzo/Friday, 8 March 2024 -14.30-16.15

Lunedì 11 marzo/Monday, 11 March 2024 -10.30-12.15

Martedì 12 marzo/Tuesday, 12 March 2024-8.30-10.15

Giovedì 14 marzo/Thursday, 14 Mar 2024-10.30-12.15


Reading list:

Umberto Eco, Arte e bellezza nell'estetica medievale [1959], in: Scritti sul pensiero medievale, Milan, Bompiani, 2016, p. 21-259; English: Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages, New Haven & London, Yale U.P., 1986.
Hugo Friedrich, Die Struktur der modernen Lyrik. Von der Mitte des neunzehnten bis zur Mitte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1973, 319p.; English: The Structure of Modern Poetry. From the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, Evanston, Northwestern U.P., 1974, 181p.
Armand A. Maurer, About beauty. A Thomistic Interpretation, Houston, University of St.Thomas, 2011, 125p.
Jose Ortega y Gasset, La deshumanizacion del arte [1925], in: Obras Completas, Revista de Occidente, 1950, t. III, p. 353-386; English: The dehumanization of art and other essays on art, culture, and literature. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2019, xiii, 204.
Hans Sedlmayr, Verlust der Mitte. Die bildende Kunst des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts als Symptom und Symbol der Zeit, Salzburg, Müller, 1948, 255p.; English: Art in Crisis. The lost center, New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1987, 266p.
Wladimir Weidlé, Les Abeilles d'Aristée. Essai sur le destin actuel des lettres et des arts [1954], Ad Solem, 2002, 446p.; Italian translation of the first, shorter edition of 1936: Le api d'Aristeo, Saggio sul destino attuale delle lettere e delle arti, Florence, edifir, 2017, 206p.