Life as Art: Aesthetics and the Creation of Self

Life as Art: Aesthetics and the Creation of Self

by Zachary Simpson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739168707
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Zachary Simpson has a B.A. in biology from Colorado College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy of religion from Claremont Graduate University. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University in the Evolution and Theology of Cooperation Project, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Zachary has worked in an editorial capacity on seven different volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science (associate editor; Oxford University Press, 2006) and Adventures in the Spirit: New Forays in Philosophical Theology (Fortress Press, 2008). He has published articles related to phenomenology, deconstruction, and science and religion.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introducing Life as Art
Chapter 1: The Path Ahead
Chapter 2: Dandyism and Life is Art
Chapter 3: Nietzsche’s Ideal Types
Part II: Resistant
Chapter 4: Theodor Adorno on Negative Thinking and Utopia
Chapter 5: Herbert Marcuse and the Artful Individual
Part III: Affirmation
Chapter 6: Martin Heidegger and Poetic Thinking
Chapter 7: Merleau-Ponty and Marion on the Thought of Being
Part IV: Creation
Chapter 8: Albert Camus on the Life Artist
Chapter 9: Foucault’s Aesthetics of Existence
Chapter 10: Conclusion: Life as Art

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