Classics of Aesthetics, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • The course is cancelled.

    Spring 2023, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 3 April 2023

    End date: 7 May 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-00515

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

Entry requirements: Aesthetics A or Practical Philosophy A or Theoretical Philosophy A


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 11,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 11,250

About the course

The focus of this course is the historical development of aesthetics and the questions discussed by, for instance, Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Schiller and Hutcheson; questions which still today influence philosophical discussions about art and aesthetic experience. How do these historical texts illuminate the concepts and distinctions still central to contemporary aesthetics? How does the development of aesthetics relate to theories and influential developments in other philosophical domains? The particular texts studied each semester are chosen by the course director.

More information


Department of Philosophy

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 H

Box 627, 751 26 UPPSALA

Course Administrator Ulrika Valdeson


Telephone: +46 18 471 72 99