Art and Experience


a) To acquire an understanding of the specificity of Aesthetics and its problems and its relation to the philosophy of art.
b) The acquire a clear understanding of the notion of aesthetic experience on the basis of the meaning the concepts of “experience and aesthetic experience have acquired in the history of philosophy.
c) To acquire the capacity to problematize the meaning and significance of this notion for the interpretation of contemporary art.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Bartholomew John Ryan


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language





HARAWAY, Donna. Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene. Durham and London: Duke University Press 2016.
HEIDEGGER, Martin. A Questão da Técnica. scientiæ zudia, São Paulo, v. 5, n. 3, p. 375-98.
JOYCE, James. Panaromas de Finnegans Wake. edição e tradução de Augusto e Haroldo de Campos, São Paulo: Editora Perspectiva, 2001.
KIERKEGAARD, Søren. The Lily in the Field and the Bird in the Air. Three Godly Discourses. Trans. Bruce Kirmmse, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.
MORTEN, Timothy. The Ecological Thought. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2012.

Teaching method

a) most classes are dialogued lectures, (b) several of them work as a \\"seminar\\" (with reading, commentary, and analyses of texts), (c) other classes (so-called \\"practical\\" classes) consist in critical discussions — with the students  of previously presented themes and problems.

Evaluation method

A positive participation in the classes is valued.(30%), students are evaluated by a mandatory 12 pages essay; (e) students are also evaluated by an oral presentation of their essay; (70%)

Subject matter

What is the ecological thought? Where do we encounter it in art and philosophy? Philosophy and art forms have something to tell us about the environment, because they can make us question reality. In this course, we explore a striking vision of ecological possibility/actuality in philosophy and art as a way of coexistence, critique and creativity on this damaged planet. We will navigate through diverse themes that might embody a new way of thinking and living the ecological thought: 1) Dark Geographies in the Nomos and Nomads of the Earth) 2) Multispecies Storytelling and Interpenetration, 3) Technology and Chaosmos, 4) Slowness, Arts of Observing and Subversive Joy, and 5) Forests as the Shadow and Unconscious of Civilisation. We will analyse philosophers of modernity with artists and ecofeminists to wrench ourselves into the middle of life and into the possibility of a vibrant radical cosmopolitanism.