Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Why art?: The artist's role in mediating an ethics of presence in the community
by Sullivan, Corey P., M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2011, 144; 1498935
Abstract (Summary)

This study expands the concept of dialogic ethics to include art as an instrument of establishing intersubjective presence, which leads to the cultivation of true community. Within this context the author draws primarily from Robert Gibbs' Why Ethics? to interrogate dialogic ethics, "dialogue" taken to refer to intersubjective presence as opposed to being strictly confined to speech acts. The author invokes Martin Buber, Alfred Gell, and Susanne Langer among others to flesh out the idea of art as dialogic instrument. The author adopts an art-based inquiry approach, including in this paper, as such, photographs, reproductions of works of art, and poetry to expand upon the argument.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mosteller, Timothy D.
School: California State University, Dominguez Hills
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts, Art Criticism, Ethics, Education philosophy
Publication Number: 1498935
ISBN: 978-1-124-78530-1
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