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Aesthetics

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Aesthetics

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Academic year 2022/2023

Course ID
STU0690
Teacher
Pietro Kobau (Lecturer)
Degree course
Language Technologies and Digital Humanities
Year
1st year, 2nd year
Teaching period
Second semester
Type
Related or integrative
Credits/Recognition
6
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
M-FIL/04 - aesthetics
Delivery
Formal authority
Language
English
Attendance
Optional
Type of examination
Oral
Prerequisites

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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

The class contributes to the achievement of the educational objectives of the Master's Degree Course in Language Technologies and Digital Humanities by providing an adequate knowledge of the topics and themes concerning Ontology engineering for Aesthetics. The instructor will focus on following skills: reasoning, contextualizing, and processing.

L'insegnamento concorre al conseguimento degli obiettivi formativi del Corso di Laurea magistrale in Language Technologies and Digital Humanities fornendo un'adeguata conoscenza dei temi e degli argomenti propri dell'Ontologia applicata (informatica) nell'ambito dell'estetica. Il docente darà particolare rilievo alla capacità di ragionamento, di contestualizzazione e di rielaborazione dello studente.

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Results of learning outcomes

The students shall acquire abilities of critical analysis and historical and philosophical contextualization of the main themes developed during the course. They will increase their argumentative abilities and the depth of independently developed arguments.
Preliminarily, the students will acquire:

- adequate knowledge of the involved themes,
- analytical and argumentative abilities in the discussion of the texts pertaining to the topics explored in the class.


Gli studenti acquisiranno capacità di analisi critica, nonché di contestualizzazione storica e filosofica dei temi principali sviluppati nel corso delle lezioni. 
Gli studenti, preliminarmente, svilupperanno:

- conoscenze adeguate dei temi trattati,
- capacità analitiche e argomentative nella discussione dei testi riguardanti i temi trattati nel corso dellelezioni.

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Program

Ontology (information science)

Ontology (philosophy)

Definitions of art and Ontology of art

Applied ontology and Aesthetics

Limits and problems of applied ontology for aesthetics

 


Ontologia (informatica)

Ontologia (filosofia)

Definizioni di arte e Ontologia dell’arte

Ontologia applicata ed Estetica

Limiti e problemi dell’ontologia applicata per l’estetica

 

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Course delivery

Lectures, 36 hours (6 CFU).

First lesson: 17/4/2023.

Lezioni della durata di 37 ore complessive (6 CFU).

Lezione iniziale: 17/4/2023.

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Learning assessment methods

The evaluation will be based on a final oral test. To meet the course requirements the students will have to show:

a) the ability to present and analyze the topics developed in the class;
b) good mastery of the scholarly lexicon involved in the discussion of the main topics;
c) the ability to identify connections and relations of interdependence among the texts studied during the course.
The final grade is based on a scale of thirty points.

Conoscenze e capacità saranno verificate attraverso un colloquio orale. La preparazione sarà considerata adeguata (con votazione espressa in trentesimi) se lo studente dimostrerà:

a) capacità di esposizione e di analisi critica dei contenuti,

b) dominio della terminologia scientifica necessaria,

c) se riconoscerà o stabilirà rapporti e collegamenti di interdipendenza tra le opere studiate.

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Support activities

Suggested readings and bibliography

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Two texts among:
- Hofweber, Thomas, "Logic and Ontology", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2021 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2021/entries/logic-ontology/>.
- Genin, Konstantin & Huber, Franz,” Formal Representations of Belief", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2022/entries/formal-belief/>
- Sequoiah-Grayson, Sebastian & Floridi, Luciano, “Semantic Conceptions of Information", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2022/entries/information-semantic/>
- Schubert, Lenhart, "Computational Linguistics", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2020 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2020/entries/computational-linguistics/>

Staab, Steffen & Studer, Rudi (eds.), Handbook on Ontologies (International Handbooks on Information Systems, Springer 2003- (Chapters 1, 3, 4, 8, 11, 21, 22, 25)

One text between:
- Davies, Stephen, “Definitions of art”, in Gaut, Berys & McIver Lopes, Dominic (eds.), in The Routledge Companion To Aesthetics, Routledge 2001-, Ch. 15
- Adajian, Thomas, "The Definition of Art", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2022/entries/art-definition/>

One text between:
- Goldman, Alan, “The aesthetic”, in Gaut, Berys & McIver Lopes, Dominic (eds.), The Routledge Companion To Aesthetics, Routledge 2001-, Ch. 16
- Shelley, James, "The Concept of the Aesthetic", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2022/entries/aesthetic-concept/>.

One text among:
- Livingston, Paisley, "History of the Ontology of Art", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2021 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2021/entries/art-ontology-history/>
- Dutton, Denis, “Aesthetic universals”, in Gaut, Berys & McIver Lopes, Dominic (eds.), The Routledge Companion To Aesthetics, Routledge 2001-, Ch. 18
- Walton, Kendall L., “Categories of Art”, in The Philosophical Review, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul., 1970), pp. 334-367 (Duke University Press on behalf of Philosophical Review)

One text between:
- Yablo, Stephen & Gallois, Andre, “Does Ontology Rest on a Mistake?”, in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes, Vol. 72 (1998), pp. 229-261+263-283 (Oxford University Press)
- Yablo, Stephen, “Models and Reality”, in Levy, Arnon & Godfrey-Smith, Peter (eds.), The Scientific Imagination, Oxford University Press 2020, Ch. 5

 

 


Two texts among:
- Hofweber, Thomas, "Logic and Ontology", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2021 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2021/entries/logic-ontology/>.
- Genin, Konstantin & Huber, Franz,” Formal Representations of Belief", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), forthcoming URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2022/entries/formal-belief/>
- Sequoiah-Grayson, Sebastian & Floridi, Luciano, “Semantic Conceptions of Information", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2022/entries/information-semantic/>
- Schubert, Lenhart, "Computational Linguistics", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2020 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2020/entries/computational-linguistics/>

Staab, Steffen & Studer, Rudi (eds.), Handbook on Ontologies (International Handbooks on Information Systems, Springer 2003- (Chapters 1, 3, 4, 8, 11, 21, 22, 25)

One text between:
- Davies, Stephen, “Definitions of art”, in Gaut, Berys & McIver Lopes, Dominic (eds.), in The Routledge Companion To Aesthetics, Routledge 2001-, Ch. 15
- Adajian, Thomas, "The Definition of Art", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2022/entries/art-definition/>

One text between:
- Goldman, Alan, “The aesthetic”, in Gaut, Berys & McIver Lopes, Dominic (eds.), The Routledge Companion To Aesthetics, Routledge 2001-, Ch. 16
- Shelley, James, "The Concept of the Aesthetic", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2022 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2022/entries/aesthetic-concept/>.

One text among:
- Livingston, Paisley, "History of the Ontology of Art", in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2021 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2021/entries/art-ontology-history/>
- Dutton, Denis, “Aesthetic universals”, in Gaut, Berys & McIver Lopes, Dominic (eds.), The Routledge Companion To Aesthetics, Routledge 2001-, Ch. 18
- Walton, Kendall L., “Categories of Art”, in The Philosophical Review, Vol. 79, No. 3 (Jul., 1970), pp. 334-367 (Duke University Press on behalf of Philosophical Review)

One text between:
- Yablo, Stephen & Gallois, Andre, “Does Ontology Rest on a Mistake?”, in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes, Vol. 72 (1998), pp. 229-261+263-283 (Oxford University Press)
- Yablo, Stephen, “Models and Reality”, in Levy, Arnon & Godfrey-Smith, Peter (eds.), The Scientific Imagination, Oxford University Press 2020, Ch. 5

 



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Notes

The interested students are strongly advised to enroll in the course, at least ten days before its beginning. This is necessary to receive timely information on possible changes in the organisation of the class.

Si pregano vivamente le/gli interessate/i di iscriversi all'insegnamento, almeno dieci giorni prima dell'inizio del medesimo. L'operazione può essere compiuta solo personalmente dalla studentessa o dallo studente. È condizione necessaria per ricevere tempestivamente notizie sull'organizzazione e sullo svolgimento del corso.

Le modalità di svolgimento dell'attività didattica potranno subire variazioni in base alle limitazioni imposte dalla crisi sanitaria in corso. 

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