You can now book by telephone on 0207 887 8888 for my 7 Ways of Thinking About
Art course on Monday evenings at Tate Modern 19th October to 30th
November 2009 (7 sessions). If you need information about the sorts of
topics covered and the approach, you can check out notes from a previous version of this course. Further details of the course should be on the Tate Modern website next week and in the forthcoming events leaflet.
Classic Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art
Tate Modern, Monday evenings 20th October - 24th November 2008 (six sessions), 6.45 p.m. - 8.15 p.m followed by drinks. £95 (£60 concessions), booking required (details of how to book ). Price includes drinks afterwards.
An opportunity to explore classic aesthetics from Plato's Ion to Kant's Critique of Judgement. Each week we'll discuss a reading from Aesthetics: A Comprehensive Anthology (Blackwell, 2008). Key themes include the nature of art, beauty, the sublime and value judgements about the arts. We'll also look at works in the gallery and analyse them in relation to these ideas. No knowledge of philosophy or art is needed.
This is the first of three six-session courses I will be teaching based on the Aesthetics anthology. The other courses are Modern Aesthetics(start date 16th Feb. 2009) and Contemporary Aesthetics (start date 1st June 2009). Further details about all three courses are available on the Tate Modern website.