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Solving the Unsolvable: Western Responses to Otherness From Saint Augustine
Theodor Adorno's writings on the interdependence of subject and object provided the impetus for this project. Following Adorno the work argues that agency comes from an awareness of the limitations of one's conception of ...
The Kenosis of Sociology, or Sociology and Answerability: Essays Toward a Weak Program in the Sociology of Morality
This dissertation surveys sociological approaches to morality. First, I distinguish the strong programs of Marx and Durkheim, which subordinate moralitys form and content to social scientific conceptual analysis, from Max ...
From Occupy Wall Street to Occupying the Academy: Three Interventions from One Demonstration
This primary purpose of this project was to further understand and theorize the meaning of Occupy Wall Street. Beyond that, the goal was to advance extant theorizations of the nature of economic justice movements more ...
Psychonalysis, Fantasy, Postcoloniality: Derivative Nationalism and Historiography in Post-Ottoman Turkey
Probably nowhere are the themes of tolerance and multiculturalism more prominently at display than in the recently flourishing literature on Ottoman religious-ethnic communities in Turkey, wherein Ottoman rule, particularly ...
Revolutionary Subjectivity in the Thought of Karl Marx
This dissertation demonstrates several theses in relation to key components of Marxs philosophy that conventional interpretations either misrepresent or overlook. The chief thesis concerns his idea of revolutionary ...