• Interview with Richard Kearney (Art Talks, October 13, 2012)

      Smick, Rebekah; Kearney, Richard; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2012-10-13)
    • Metaphoric Truth: Seeing and Saying in Merleau-Ponty and Ricoeur, and a Broader Ethics Via Zuidervaart

      Smick, Rebekah; Read, Janet; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2010)
      Artistic meaning via visual art and literary fiction is debated in modern aesthetic thought. Language is a cognitive component in postmodernist aesthetic projects. This thesis investigates Maurice Merleau-Ponty's and Paul Ricoeur's writings on painting and language, respectively, whose phenomenological aim is the revelation of being in works of the imagination in tandem with Lambert Zuidervaart's approach to artistic truth which opens the lifeworld to the biotic context of the earth. For him, imaginative disclosure is integral to techno-scientific and art realms. Embodiment, natality, and expression illuminate the problematic of meaning in forms of postmodern visual art. Metaphoric imagination and metaphor are used for metaphor is a principle of articulation, not a figure of speech. Aesthetic projects connect with the lifeworld in a hermeneutic circle of meaning.
    • Perspective vol. 44 no. 1 (Feb 2010)

      Institute for Christian Studies (2010-02-28)
    • Perspective vol. 47 no. 2 (Oct 2013)

      Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2013-10-22)
    • Sydney Frankfurt and His Wonderful Cabinet of Curiosities

      Smick, Rebekah; Fung, Elita; Institute for Christian Studies (2013-05)
      School is out and summer vacation has just begun. Rose Tang however, is not looking forward to the holidays. She is burdened with studies from her father and feeling lonely without her friends. With the sudden arrival of a new neighbour, it all changes. As Sydney D. Frankfurt introduces her to his wonderful cabinet of curiosities and the tales that come with it, the two immerse themselves in a sea of stories and discover that the imagination is not only for their fantasy world, but for the real one as well.