Aesthetics for Birds

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone

October 26, 2016
by Rebecca Millsop

Heidegger Meets Van Gogh: Art, Freedom, and Technology – Free Online IAI Course

About the Course Modern philosophers traditionally thought of science as the realm of truth and art as the realm of beauty. And with the industrial revolution, western societies followed suit. Technology became the driving force of history as art became a sphere of entertainment. In this two-part course, Philosopher Simon Glendinning challenges this conception by outlining Heidegger’s critique of technology whilst arguing that art is the path to freedom. You will learn about: Heidegger’s critique of modernity and the predominance of technology. The nature and history of scientific rationality. Heidegger’s reading of the work of Vincent Van Gogh. Art’s relationship to truth and freedom. Through video lectures, questions and suggested reading discover why art remains a true source of wisdom.  Share your ideas and support your learning through our discussion boards and test your knowledge through questions throughout the course. Requirements This course is designed for anyone interested in art, … Continue reading