COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Aesthetics (Indian and Western)
Course Code: 
17PHL531
Year Taught: 
2019
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Aesthetics (Indian and Western)' is an elective course offered for M.A. Philosophy offered by Amrita Darshanam - International Center for Spiritual Studies , Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Unit I

Literary Art Kavya, Fine Arts: Painting (Chitra), Music (Sangita), Sculpture (Bhaskarya).

Kavya-Laksana (Definition of Poetry), Kavya-hetu: Pratibha, Vyutpatti and Abhyasa, Their distinctive roles in Poetic Creation, KavyaPrayojana.

Varieties of Kavya: Drsya and Sravya, Structural Varieties of Drsyakavya.

Unit II

Different Schools of Literary Criticism (Kavyavicara): Rasa School (Bharata), Vakrokti School or the School of Alankara (Bhamaha and Kuntaka), Riti School or the School of 6Gunas (Dandin and Vamana), Dhvani School (Anandavardhana) and Rasadvani School (Abhinavagupta).

Unit III

Aesthetics and Philosophical Aesthetics: Second order Aesthetics, The World of Human Experience and Art and Experience.

Art and its Definition: Art as Representation, Art as Expression and Art as Significant Form.

Kantian Aesthetics (Critique of Judgment)

Unit IV

Art and Emotion: The Concept of Emotion, The Concept of Fiction and Fiction and Emotion.

Literary Aesthetics: The Concept of Literature, Metaphor, Truth, Meaning and Interpretation.

Unit V

Art, Society and Morality: Views of Tolstoy and Post-modernism.

REFERENCES

  1. K. C. Pandey. Comparative Aesthetics Vol. 1. Chowkhamba: Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office, 1950. English.
  2. R. Gnoli. The Aesthetic Experience According to Abhinavagupta. Chowkhamba: Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office, 1968. English.
  3. PanchapageshaSastri. The Philosophy of Aesthetic Pleasure. Annamalai: 1940. English.
  4. S. Kunjunni Raja. Indian Theories of Meaning. Madras: Adyar Library and Research Centre, 1963. English.
  5. K. Krishna Murthy. Dhvanyaloka and its Critics. Mysore: Kavyalaya Publishers, 1963. English.
  6. S. P Bhattacharyya. Studies in Indian Poetics. Calcutta: 1964. English.
  7. Anne Sheppard. Aesthetics: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art. UK: Oxford University Press, 1987. English.
  8. Peter Lamarque.  Philosophy and Fiction: Essays in Literary Aesthetics. Aberdeen University Press, 1983. English.
  9. Bernard Bosque. History of Western Aesthetics.