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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.


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.


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


A Holiday From The Facts: Utopia, Pain, And Creativity, Carmen C. Hatchell Jan 2019

A Holiday From The Facts: Utopia, Pain, And Creativity, Carmen C. Hatchell

Senior Projects Spring 2019

This project came to light in the hopes of trying to grasp how literature and philosophy tackle the quest for human perfection. This inherently impossible pursuit has been the source of much research and imagination, gave birth to the utopian literary genre. In each constructed society, there is a cost for the stability afforded; and the price is one’s freedom. The freedom at stake is not the idealistic American notion of freedom which will guide this work, but that freedom which is central to our humanness and its ability to allow for pain in our lives that is the ...


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.


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.


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 ...