Fable, Method, and Imagination in Descartes



Imagination, metaphor and mythopoeia the poetry of three major English romantic poets
Karadaş, Fırat; Sönmez, Margaret Jeanne M.; Department of English Literature (2007)
This thesis studies metaphor, myth and their imaginative aspects in the poetry of William Wordsworth, Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats. The thesis argues that a comprehensive understanding of metaphor and myth cannot be done in the works of these poets without seeing them as faces of the same coin, and taking into consideration the role of the creating subject and its imagination in their production. Relying on Kantian, Romantic, and modern Neo-Kantian ideas of imagination, metaphor and myth, the study t...
Myth, landscape and boundaries : the impact of the notion of sacredness of nature on Greek urbanism and architecture
Pınar, Ekin; Güven, Suna Naziyet; Department of History of Architecture (2006)
This thesis focuses on the impact of the notion of holiness of nature in ancient Greek thought and its reflection on urbanism and architecture with respect to the transformations that took place during the archaic period. The archaic period represented most fundamentally a shift from an era where everything was on the move to an era of territorialism which culminated in the establishment of the polis and the Greek temple. This shift was prominent in the sense that it pointed not only to a basic modification...
Theatricality and the chronotope in "The Magus" by J. Fowles and "England, England" by J. Barnes
Filimonova, Alexandra; Sönmez, Margaret Jeanne M.; Department of English Language Teaching (2009)
The thesis reveals the main principles of the theatrical chronotope and examines the ways in which it is embodied in the novels of two postmodern authors – The Magus by John Fowles and England, England by Julian Barnes. These are analyzed as presenting two different variants of texts that employ the theatrical chronotope to exploit its different possible semantic implications. The thesis argues that in The Magus theatricality is employed to convey the author’s philosophical and aesthetical thoughts. The mai...
Fantasy, Counter-fantasy, and Meta fantasy in Hobbes's and Butler's Accounts of Vulnerability
Grıffıth, James Edmond Carr (2020-06-01)
Hobbes and Butler both conjure images of an abandoned infant in their respective discussions of vulnerability. Leviathan uses this image to discuss original dominion, or natural maternal right over the child, while for Butler rights discourse produces fantasies of invulnerability that derealize other lives. However, Hobbes's infant in nature has no rights and can only consent to being nourished. Only when able to nourish itself can it claim rights to transfer through the covenant producing a fantasy of indi...
Irony as a philosophical attitude in socrates
Korkut, Hacer; İnam, Ahmet; Department of Philosophy (2007)
This thesis analyzes the reasons for Socrates' being presented as a paradoxical figure in the early dialogues of Plato. Irony as a fundamental philosophical attitude in Socratic philosophy is discussed with reference to some of the major philosophers of the history of philosophy. The thesis also suggests the possibility of seeing philosophy as an ironic activity and it traces the etymology of the concept of irony in terms of its philosophical importance.
Citation Formats
J. E. C. Grıffıth, Fable, Method, and Imagination in Descartes. 2018.