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French Classicism In Four Painters: Where It Went And Why, Kristen Tayler Westerduin Jan 2019

French Classicism In Four Painters: Where It Went And Why, Kristen Tayler Westerduin

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Language and Literature and The Division of Arts of Bard College. French Classicism in Four Painters: Where It Went and Why is an analytical approach to the history of classicism and its definitions since being proposed as a style by the ancient Greeks. This paper looks to artists such as Nicolas Poussin, Jacques-Louis David, Charles le Brun, and Eugène Delacroix to understand the evolution of the style’s interpretations within France between the 16th and 19th century.


The Open Boat, Nanda Jean Vashti Fogle Jan 2019

The Open Boat, Nanda Jean Vashti Fogle

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College


After Translation, Sofia Koukia Jan 2019

After Translation, Sofia Koukia

Senior Projects Spring 2019

While not devaluing translation as such, through a detailed analysis of interlingual, intralingual, and intersemiotic translation, I intend to show, in this essay, how it is the case that ‘the meaning of a word’ is such a complex entity that no attempt to translation can replicate it. Through my examination of a select collection of original and translated words and entities, I want to provide the reader not with a linguistic theory about translation but with a method of approaching linguistic meaning with respect to a word's particulaties, context, and implications.


Vox Machinal: Voice In The Machine, Payton E. Smith Jan 2019

Vox Machinal: Voice In The Machine, Payton E. Smith

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Nietzsche And Expressionism: The Neue Mensch In Kafka, Kaiser, And Strauss, Marion Stoll Adams Jan 2019

Nietzsche And Expressionism: The Neue Mensch In Kafka, Kaiser, And Strauss, Marion Stoll Adams

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Nietzsche's Übermensch and the Expressionist Neue Mensch are two difficult, cryptic, and contradictory ideas. This project compares the Neue Mensch to the Übermensch through the process of transformation, in hopes of better understanding both concepts. The following chapters are an analysis of Franz Kafka’s short story “Das Urteil”, Georg Kaiser’s play Von morgens bis mitternachts, and Richard Strauss’ opera Salome. Through a side-by-side reading of Expressionist literature and Nietzsche’s Also sprach Zarathustra, we can see how the Expressionists expanded upon, and experimented with, the concept of the Übermensch.


Man Is A Downgoing, Olorin Ts Etemad-Lehmer Jan 2019

Man Is A Downgoing, Olorin Ts Etemad-Lehmer

Senior Projects Spring 2019

I write in pursuit of the question: what is the difference between Friedrich Nietzsche’s overman and the posthuman foretold by transhumanists?

I have found two significant differences between Nietzsche’s overman and the posthuman:

  1. Nietzsche does not advocate for the extension of the human life in pursuit of the overman. Quite the opposite, it will take many generations of births and deaths to bring about the overman. Overlong lives block the way to the overman. Life extension is a universal principle of transhumanism.
  2. Nietzsche hates the value of equality. He despises its Christian origins. He argues that structural inequality ...


Environmental Philosophy: From Theory To Practice, Chase D. Williams Jan 2019

Environmental Philosophy: From Theory To Practice, Chase D. Williams

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Imaginary Borders: A Phenomenological Memoir On My Immigrant Journey, Edgar O. Najera Jan 2019

Imaginary Borders: A Phenomenological Memoir On My Immigrant Journey, Edgar O. Najera

Senior Projects Spring 2019

The nature of the immigrant journey is one of my biggest preoccupations. The immigrant emigrates to another country from developing countries armed with a language and a culture that will not be useful in coping with the many difficulties of his new life. In my project, I combine personal narrative from a first-person perspective, poetic, and philosophical writing. It is an investigation on the question of the immigrant and his human condition as a conscious agent who exchanges one mode of being in his home country with another one in the US. In my analysis, I explore the immigrant passage ...


It Will Depend On Where The Question Is Used: Freud On Dreams In The Light Of Wittgenstein On Images, Matteo Waldinger-White Jan 2019

It Will Depend On Where The Question Is Used: Freud On Dreams In The Light Of Wittgenstein On Images, Matteo Waldinger-White

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.

An exploration of Freud's Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis conducted in the light of Wittgenstein's suggestions about seeing and image appraisal in Part II, Section Xi of Philosophical Investigations.


Becoming Biophilic Beasts, Nat Tereshchenko Jan 2019

Becoming Biophilic Beasts, Nat Tereshchenko

Senior Projects Spring 2019

This project seeks, by way of experimentation with a poetic and lyrical register, to embody in its form and content the expression of the interrelated and co-constitutive relationship between human beings and other animals. It addresses through its form the limitations of philosophy and of traditional notions of rational argumentation in order to expose ways in which such methods of writing about ethics in regards to animals have fallen short of addressing that which brings us close to animals, allows us to touch and be touched by them, and ignites us to act according to a kind of felt and ...


A Hundred Houses: Pauline Leader And The Spatial Poetics Of Disability, Carl Robert Nelson Jan 2019

A Hundred Houses: Pauline Leader And The Spatial Poetics Of Disability, Carl Robert Nelson

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Multidisciplinary Studies of Bard College.


Letters To L, Collin (Lin) Michael Pritchard Jan 2019

Letters To L, Collin (Lin) Michael Pritchard

Senior Projects Fall 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Politics And Human Rights: Reading Rancière And Arendt, Willem Jules Marx Jan 2019

Politics And Human Rights: Reading Rancière And Arendt, Willem Jules Marx

Senior Projects Fall 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Philosophy By The Pint, Kyle Robert Quinn Jan 2018

Philosophy By The Pint, Kyle Robert Quinn

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College


Everyone And No One: Freedom, Politics And God In Hegel's Philosophy Of Freedom, Samuel J. Copeland Jan 2018

Everyone And No One: Freedom, Politics And God In Hegel's Philosophy Of Freedom, Samuel J. Copeland

Senior Projects Spring 2018

This senior project is an exploration of G.W.F. Hegel's philosophy of freedom. It draws primarily on Hegel's texts The Phenomenology of Spirit, Encyclopedia of the Philosophical Sciences, Elements of the Philosophy of Right, and Lectures on the Philosophy of History. The exploration of Hegel's concept of freedom brings in an analysis of Hegel's Lordship and Bondage Dialectic, his critique of Kantian morality, his philosophy of the State and his philosophy of Religion and God.


Being And Itself, Chi Fung Lok Jan 2018

Being And Itself, Chi Fung Lok

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


De Manera Errante: Forging Decolonial Paths, Wailly Comprés Jan 2018

De Manera Errante: Forging Decolonial Paths, Wailly Comprés

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Punishing Assemblages: A Queer, Decolonizing Theory Of The American Prison, Liam Hopkins Jan 2018

Punishing Assemblages: A Queer, Decolonizing Theory Of The American Prison, Liam Hopkins

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


"The Brain - Is Wider Than The Sky -" Notes Of Life, On Learning And Language, Anne M. Burnett Jan 2018

"The Brain - Is Wider Than The Sky -" Notes Of Life, On Learning And Language, Anne M. Burnett

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Breaking The Genius Myth, Chaojun Yang Jan 2018

Breaking The Genius Myth, Chaojun Yang

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


The Second Language: An Argument For The Superlative Authenticity Of Poetry Through The Complex Personal Relationships It Develops With Its Audiences By Way Of Truth In Metaphor, C Mandler Jan 2018

The Second Language: An Argument For The Superlative Authenticity Of Poetry Through The Complex Personal Relationships It Develops With Its Audiences By Way Of Truth In Metaphor, C Mandler

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Abstract: In this paper, I will argue that poetry allows for a kind of expression that is not found within other uses of language. This is because the poetic form is able to better lend itself to larger notions of not only truth, but also authenticity, which it achieves through the building of complex emotional engagements between a work of poetry and its audience. When discussing the authenticity of poetry, one’s personal connection to the work by way of metaphor is more truthful than the so-called literal truth one comes to when one reads something exactly as it is ...


What's The Problem With Noumenal Affection?, Leonardo Mugi Santoso Jan 2018

What's The Problem With Noumenal Affection?, Leonardo Mugi Santoso

Senior Projects Spring 2018

According to transcendental idealism, our experience of the empirical world is the result of our minds being causally affected by supersensible things in themselves; however, transcendental idealism also holds that things in themselves are unknowable by us. The seeming incompatibility of these two claims is known as legendary 'problem of noumenal affection.' This problem has led many scholars to conclude that Kant's theory is inconsistent. In this project I offer a new diagnosis of the problem by reexamining the supposedly incompatible components: The doctrines of noumenal affection and noumenal ignorance. I argue that there are philosophical and textual worries ...


Understanding Mental Illness: A Philosophical Perspective, Isha Aggarwal Jan 2018

Understanding Mental Illness: A Philosophical Perspective, Isha Aggarwal

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Wonder, Aesthetics, And Ethics: A Meditation On Technological Thinking, Psychical Distance, And The Moral Imagination, Callen Beck Gordon Jan 2018

Wonder, Aesthetics, And Ethics: A Meditation On Technological Thinking, Psychical Distance, And The Moral Imagination, Callen Beck Gordon

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Two Concepts Of Education, Vikramaditya H. Joshi Jan 2018

Two Concepts Of Education, Vikramaditya H. Joshi

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.

The foundation of the current discourse on education is grounded in the funding and distribution of a ‘good’ called education. The Common Core State Standards, as a set of shared goals stipulated by the federal government, considers education to be a “stepping stone” towards joining the workforce in a competitive global marketplace. The lexicon of economic commodities instrumentalizes education due to its tacit assumption that education is a means to an occupational end. It treats education as an individual possession deposited by a school, via its teachers, into ...


Everybody's Happy Nowadays: A Depth Analysis Of The Consumer Paradigm, Yonah Sichrovsky Jan 2018

Everybody's Happy Nowadays: A Depth Analysis Of The Consumer Paradigm, Yonah Sichrovsky

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Consumerism provides a complex and worrying philosophical dilemma. In this paper I try to look at contemporary discussion and ramifications concerning mass consumption, as well as the theoretical roots of the phenomena. Through such an exploration I seek to make clear the idiosyncratic understanding and pervasive role consumerism has today. I will look at the serious affronts to selfhood and society that such a manifest phenomena entails and see precisely why these problematic abstractions occur.


The Logic Of Internal Relations, Jake S. Cardillo Jan 2018

The Logic Of Internal Relations, Jake S. Cardillo

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


“Oh, Phaedrus, If I Don’T Know My Phaedrus I Must Be Forgetting Who I Am Myself”: Glimpses Of Self In Divine Erotic Madness, Jared De Uriarte Jan 2018

“Oh, Phaedrus, If I Don’T Know My Phaedrus I Must Be Forgetting Who I Am Myself”: Glimpses Of Self In Divine Erotic Madness, Jared De Uriarte

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


The Objectivity Of Subjectivity: The Dialectics Of Marx, Lenin, And Brecht, Timothy Wells Jan 2018

The Objectivity Of Subjectivity: The Dialectics Of Marx, Lenin, And Brecht, Timothy Wells

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


The Creation Of Power: Leaving The Closed Space Of Voluntary Servitude, Isabel Mae Torgove Jan 2018

The Creation Of Power: Leaving The Closed Space Of Voluntary Servitude, Isabel Mae Torgove

Senior Projects Spring 2018

This project is a collection and absorption of concepts and frameworks drawn from centuries of thought. Indebted to the past, this philosophical and literary journey seeks to elucidate a productive path to follow in the wake of the “moment,” derived from Du Bois’ “double consciousness.” This split second explosion, resulting in the severance of the conception of the self from the world’s perception of the self, places one in the position of either submitting voluntarily to the dominant forces or producing and creating something, anything, to aid in the search for understanding the self. The transitive property of a ...