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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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FILA11 Philosophy of Culture and Art 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Philosophy
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2011 – 2012

Learning outcomes

The student has a general overview of philosophy of culture and art, which are also needed in cultural and art critique.


The section presents the fundamental questions of cultural philosophy and of philosophy of art, as well as the principal historical formulations of aesthetics. It presents the man-made world both as the culture that forms the human being and as the culture that is formed by him/her, and examines the historical constitution of meaning and sense. Philosophy of art examines art's place in a culture, and studies the fundamental concepts of aesthetics (e.g. beauty, work, artist, creation, critique).

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
In English
In Finnish
In English
Written exam 
In Finnish
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Choose two of the following:

a. Eldridge, Richard 2003. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Art, 3 ETCS,

b. Herwitz, Daniel 2008. Aesthetics, 2 ETCS,

c) Berger, Peter & Luckman, Thomas 1966. The Social Construction of Reality, 3 ETCS,

d) Kymlicka, Will, 1996. Multicultural Citizenship, 2 ETCS.

Books can be accomplished in separate exams.

Belongs to following study modules

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