August 26 - September 2 (Plato)

Kenneth Clark, The Nude, chs. 2, 3 ("Apollo," "Venus I")
J. J. Pollitt, Art and Experience in Classical Greece

September 4 - September 9 (Aristotle)

Martha Nussbaum, Love's Knowledge, Intro., chs 1, 2, 5, 6
Paul Ricoeur, The Rule of Metaphor, ch. 1 ("Between Rhetoric and Poetics")

September 11 (The destiny of the cosmological perspective)

Erwin Panofsky, Meaning in the Visual Arts, ch. 1 ("Iconology and Iconography")
Erwin Panofsky, Studied in Iconology, ch. 6 ("The Neo-Platonic Movement and Michelangelo")
M. Ficino, Commentary on Plato's Symposium (PAB pp. 204-238)

September 16 - September 23 (Kant)

Shaftesbury, Characteristics (PAB pp. 241-261, 271-76)
David Hume, "Of the Standard of Taste" (ACA pp. 242-253)
Ted Cohen, ed., Essays in Kant's Aesthetics
Jacques Derrida, Truth in Painting, ch. 1 ("Parergon")
Clement Greenburg, Art and Culture
Pierre Bourdieu, "The Historical Genesis of Pure Aesthetics," in R. Shusterman, ed., Analytic Aesthetics
Schiller, Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Mankind
Hannah Arendt, Lectures on Kant's Political Philosophy
Jacques Taminiaux, Poetics, Speculation, and Judgment
Jean-Francois Lyotard, Peregrinations
Karsten Harries, The Bavarian Rococo Church, "Conclusion: The Death of Ornament"

September 25 - October 2 (Hegel/Romanticism)

Arthur Danto, The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art, ch 5 ("The End of Art")
Arthur Danto, After the End of Art, ch. 5 ("From Aesthetics to Art Criticism")
Lee Brown, "Resurrecting Hegel to Bury Art," Journal of the British Society for Aesthetics
Schelling, Philosophy of Art
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe & Jean-Luc Nancy, The Literary Absolute
Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Idea (PAB 448-495)
Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy (PAB 498-554)
Thomas McEvilly, The Exile's Return, ch. 1 ("The Monochrome Icon")
Nicholas Wolterstorff, "Philosophy of Art after Analysis and Romanticism," in Analytic Aesthetics

October 7 - October 16 (Heidegger)

Meyer Schapiro, Selected Papers: Theory and Philosophy of Art ("The Still Life as Personal Object -- A Note on Heidegger and Van Gogh")
Jacques Derrida, Truth in Painting, ch. 4 ("Resititutions")
Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Beyond Piety, ch. 13 ("Van Gogh, Schapiro, Heidegger; and Derrida")
Kathleen Wright, "The Place of the Work of Art in the Age of Technology" in C. Macann, ed., Heidegger: Critical Assessments, Vol. 4
Karsten Harries, The Meaning of Modern Art
Dan Dahlstrom, "Heidegger's Artworld," in Harries and Jamme, eds., Heidegger: Politics, Art, and Technology

October 21 - October 28 (Gadamer)

Ernst Gombrich, Meditations on a Hobby Horse
Richard Shusterman, "Interpretation, Intention, and Truth," in Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism (1988), pp. 399-411.
E. D. Hirsch, Validity in Interpretation (section on Gadamer)
Michael Krausz, Rightness and Reasons
Robert Stecker, ArtWorks, Part II ("Meaning")
Norman Bryson, Vision and Painting

October 30 - November 4 (Merleau-Ponty)

Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible
Merleau-Ponty, Signs ("Cezanne's Doubt")
Andre Malraux, The Voices of Silence, ch. 1 ("The Museum without Walls")
Rudolf Arnheim, Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye
Richard Shusterman, Pragmatist Aesthetics ("Beneath Interpretation")
Christoph Jamme, "The Loss of Things: Cezanne, Rilke, Heidegger," in Heidegger: Politics, Art, and Technology

November 6 - November 11 (evaluative approaches to art)

Ted Cohen, "A Critique of Sibley's Position" (ACA pp. 375-393)
Monroe Beardsley, The Aesthetic Point of View
Roman Ingarden, Selected Papers in Aesthetics (esp. "Aesthetic Experience and Aesthetic Object," and "Phenomenological Aesthetics")
Roger Scruton, Art and Imagination ch. 10 ("The Aesthetic Attitude")
Roger Scruton, "The Aesthetic Endeavor Today," Philosophy vol. 71 (1996)
Roger Scruton, "Analytic Philosophy and the Meaning of Music" in Analytic Aesthetics
Robert Stecker, ArtWorks Part III ("Value")

November 13 (The institutional definition of art)

Timothy Binkley, "Piece: Contra Aesthetics"
Robert Stecker, ArtWorks Part I ("Definition")
Stephen Davies, Definitions of Art
Jerrold Levinson, Music, Art, and Metaphysics Part I ("Art and History")
John Brough, "Art and Artworld: Some Ideas for an Husserlian Aesthetic," in R. Sokolowski, ed., Husserl and the Phenomenological Tradition

November 18 - December 5 (Danto)

John Brough, "Who's Afraid of Marcel Duchamp?" in D. Dahlstrom, ed., Philosophy and Art
Joseph Margolis, "The Nature of Art's Nature," in Philosophy of Art
Joseph Margolis, "The Eclipse and Recovery of Analytic Aesthetics," in Analytic Aesthetics
Noel Carroll, "Essence, Expression, and History: Danto's Philosophy of Art," in M. Rollins, ed., Danto and his Critics


Donald Kuspit, Signs of Psyche in Modern and Postmodern Art l
Rosalind Krauss, The Originality of the Avante-Garde, and Other Myths
Theodore Adorno, Aesthetic Theory
Herbert Marcuse, The Aesthetic Dimension
Peter Burger, The Theory of the Avante-Garde
Mikel Dufrenne, Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience
Albert Hofstadter, Agony and Epitaph
Albert Hofstadter, Truth and Art
Karsten Harries, The Ethical Significance of Architecture
Richard Wollheim, Art and its Objects
Richard Wollheim, Painting as an Art
Wallis, ed., Art after Modernism

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