• Home aestheticus: species being and the struggle for existence 

    Novy, Ronald, 1965- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] In this paper, I argue for the homo aestheticus thesis - the claim that our species nature is that of artistic producer and consumer; that this nature ...
  • On Foucault and the genealogy of governmentality 

    Nichols, Alan W., 1969- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    In this dissertation I perform what I take to be a genealogy of governmentality by tracing the history of governmentality through various political philosophers and culminating in the work of Michel Foucault. I begin with ...