• The Aesthetic Attitude in the Everyday 

      Piekarski, Tomasz (2015-10-03)
      This thesis takes as its starting point a body of literature focusing on what is commonly referred to as ‘everyday aesthetics’. This literature is engaged in the process of chipping away at the intuition that the artwork ...
    • Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Getting Clear on the Problem of Consciousness 

      Stuckey, James (2008-09-30)
      A new name for an old problem, the “hard problem of consciousness” is perhaps the most controversial issue in the contemporary philosophy of mind. The problem, posed by non-reductivists like Chalmers, is: how do the ...
    • Hearing Danto Out: A Critique of the "End of Art" Thesis Through Music 

      Hall, Kenneth (2014-09-30)
      Arthur Danto’s “end of art” thesis contends that art followed a progressive historical narrative from about 1300 until 1964 AD, when Danto realized that Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes demonstrates that an artwork can look like ...
    • Physicalism and Phenomenal Consciousness 

      Reid, Adam Curran (2010-09-19)
      The following thesis is concerned with the contemporary debate in the philosophy of mind surrounding the nature of phenomenal consciousness (viz. subjective experience, or qualia). My primary aim is to adjudicate the ...
    • Recognition and Reconciliation: The New Role of Theory in Aesthetics 

      Hrehor, Kristin Amber (2007-09-26)
      George Dickie’s institutional theory of art has been subject to extensive debate over the past 30 years. It has been both revered and deplored, garnering such attention for the seemingly controversial way in which Dickie ...