Date of Award
M.A. in Philosophy
Philosophy and Religion
The nature objects and how beings interact with them has long been a debate in the philosophic tradition. One aspect of this I have taken a look at is the aesthetic qualities entailed in this with particular attention paid to repair. In particular I explore the blurring of the subject-object distinction and the role of narrative in human engagement. I based my research and arguments primarily from Buddhist and Japanese Zen theories and ideas. Special attention was paid to the philosopher Kitaro Nishida and the Kyoto School philosophy tradition and ideas from Mahayana Buddhism.
Dobbs, Tyler Ellis, "THE AESTHETICS OF REPAIR: THE WAY OF ZEN AND APPRECIATION" (2021). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1998.