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Politics and the Aesthetic Animal: Aristotle and Adorno
This study examines the neglected role of other animals and art in Aristotle’s classic conception of the human being, and argues that the work of T.W. Adorno can be drawn upon to recover this conception’s neglected promise. ...
At the Intersection of Ethics and Aesthetics: Emmanuel Levinas and Theodor Adorno on the Work of Art
This dissertation undertakes a comparative study of the aesthetic theory of Theodor Adorno and the ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. I argue that Levinas’s resistance to aesthetics and Adorno’s to ethics have led ...
An Aesthetic Education: Conceptualizing Education through Contemporary Artists and their Work
This dissertation inquires into a theory of learning through an examination of the intersection of art and education. With the work of educational theorists who explore how art may call our attention to the conflicts and ...
Schopenhauer's Psychological Worldview: History, Philosophy and Relevance
The complete philosophical works of Arthur Schopenhauer are explored through a comprehensive psychological reading that intends to highlight the holistic theories of human nature that amount to a pessimistic and metaphysical ...
The Twenty-Frist Century Pantagruel: The Function of Grotesque Aesthetics in the Contemporary World
This dissertation examines whether the grotesque, an aesthetic form associated with the carnivalesque literary mode and commonly seen as aesthetically and politically subversive, can resume its function within the contemporary ...