From the Programme of Teaching Aesthetic Disciplines to the “History of Ancient Aesthetics”


The article is concerned with Alexey Losev’s experience of teaching at Moscow Conservatory of Music and his views on methods of teaching a cycle of aesthetic disciplines as well as the internal structure of such a cycle. In 1929 Losev tries to justify aesthetics as a strictly scientific discipline. Gradually his original conception of a course of aesthetic theories transforms into an idea of creating a monumental eight-volume “History of Ancients Aesthetics”.
The work was carried out with the support of Russian Foundation for Humanities, the project № 14-03-00376.