College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics (MA)
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Dr. Erinn Gilson
Dr. Mitch Haney
Dr. Sarah Mattice
Dr. Andrew Buchwalter
Dr. Hans-Herbert Koegler
Dr. Barbara A. Hetrick
In what follows, I highlight negative environmental perspectives and actions based on traditional patterns of Western dualist thought with the ultimate aim of developing an alternative way of relating to the environment and the ‘other’, in general. In pursuit of such an alternative, I utilize embodied artistic practices in order to present the notion that one can engage more holistically with one’s environment, and the other. Through habitual, lifelong ‚Ways‛ cultivating specific practices generally necessary to creating and to viewing art, I argue, one can refine one’s ethical awareness and action. Following the aims of care ethics’ more context and experience-oriented approach to moral concern and to treatment of the other, as well as the philosophies of Japan, and feminist philosopher, Irigaray, I show how these artistic practices form a new awareness and stance that encompasses components of care. Finally, I briefly highlight how art has been used for positive activism.
Schwartz, Melissa Rachel, "Embodied Ethics : Transformation, Care, and Activism Through Artistic Engagement" (2012). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 398.