Friday, March 16, 2018

Mar 20 at Lincoln Center What is the Contemporary? & Art / Authority

Giorgio Agamben, What is the Contemporary?” 
Michael Fried, “Art and Objecthood
With a special guest Lecturer for the second half of class
Professor Tracy Burr Strong 
University of Southampton, UK 
UCSD (Emeritus)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Mar 13 Judgment Powers -- at Lincoln Center

Reading: Kant, “Analytic of the Beautiful” in Critique of Judgement  
Nehamas, “Art Beauty Desire,” in Only a Promise of Happiness

Thursday, March 1, 2018

March 6 -- Taste and Cultivation -- at Lincoln Center

                        Reading: Hume, “Of the Standard of Taste

Scruton, “Taste and Order” in Beauty, Ch. 6.
Nehamas, “Criticism and Value” in Only a Promise of Happiness, pp. 36ff 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Feb 27 On Greek Bronze (and Roman Copies)

Winckelmann, “Nature” (from On the Imitation of the Painting and Sculpture of the Greeks)
Babich, “Greek Bronze

Larry Shiner, “The Greeks Had No Word for It
Michael Fried, “Antiquity Now

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hallelujah on Ice

Sui Wenjing and Han Cong (China), Pairs Figure Skating at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, skating to Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah -- as sung by k.d.lang
Link for ==>  Video.

On the 'Hallelujah Effect'

k.d.lang after performing Hallelujah with Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Feb 13 at Fordham Lincoln Center - Room 1020 - History and the Philosophy of Art

Reading: Scruton, “Judging Beauty” in: Scruton, Beauty, Ch 1.

Freeland, “Gender, Genius, and Guerilla Girls” in: Freeland, Is It Art? 
Babich, “On Male Desire in Music” in: Babich, The Hallelujah Effect
Nehamas, “Beauty, Love, Friendship” in: Nehamas, Only a Promise of Happiness