Course Description

Course Name

Philosophy and Aesthetics: Thinking through Dance Art

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: individual presentation [50%], essay (2000 words) [50%] [an overall pass is required]
Prerequisite(s): HE2 compulsory set
This module examines dance art from a philosophical perspective, exploring the relevance to dance of arguments developed in aesthetics, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. The module is structured thematically rather than historically; it draws primarily from post-war analytic philosophy, but also refers to earlier philosophers and the continental tradition where relevant to the particular topic under discussion. The aim is to develop students? analytical thinking skills and their ability to ground and clearly formulate coherent arguments about aspects of dance experience.

*Course content subject to change