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Re-Enchanting Human Ecology: Identity and Difference, Process Metaphysics, and Emergence
Drawing from historical political thought and 20th century western philosophy, this dissertation advances a theory of secular enchantment of nature, humanity, and their relationship. Its underlying social and political ...
Reviving Craft in a Context of Design: Physical Practice in a Digital Culture
In the pursuit of speed and efficiency, contemporary visual communication eradicates the essence of the individual in favour of certainty. Mass production and the rational thought processes that steer Western Culture have ...
The Phenomenology of a Simple Song: Expression, Creativity, and the Recovery of Aesthetics
Abstract By placing aesthetics as art back within the phenomena of experience, this work seeks to recover philosophical aesthetics from the marginal position into which it has been relegated. Merleau-Ponty’s thought and ...
Art and Otherness: Tragic Visions in Modern Literature
My dissertation is entitled Art and Otherness: Tragic Visions in Modern Literature. The two main subjects of inquiry I take up are the figure of the otherboth as an expression of phenomenological alterity and as a postcolonial ...
Art and Pragmatism: James and Dewey on the Reconstructive Presuppositions of Experience
Dissertation by Matthew Crippen on the pragmatic construals by James and Dewey of how we experience works of art, supervised by EWC and defended in May of 2010, as submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies in partial ...
Intense Singularities: Dieter Roth's and Henning Christiansen's Processual Aesthetics
This thesis examines the potential flux and indeterminacy within an aesthetic experience, with a particular focus on the works of Dieter Roth and Henning Christiansen. This study looks at the desires, forces, and energies ...