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Grant, James – Cogent Education, 2018
In this piece, I argue that the marginalized status of ugliness in the field of aesthetics, particularly in aesthetic conversations in the broader field of curriculum, is indicative of an as-of-yet unexplored source for understanding our societal values. The fact that we do not talk about the ugly is reason to believe that there is…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Curriculum, Social Attitudes, Emotional Response
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Grant, James – Cogent Education, 2016
Considering works of Horror artistic manifestations of cultural nightmares, the author takes up the charge that dreams deserve a place in the study of curriculum. Utilizing an object-oriented approach to aesthetic and educational inquiry, the author first develops a theory of Horror that divides the genre into the distinct categories of…
Descriptors: Literary Genres, Psychology, Fiction, Student Centered Learning
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Grant, James – Cogent Education, 2016
In this text, I outline the relationship between beauty, knowledge, and terror through a syllogism and an exploration of each term individually. Before undertaking a full analysis of the interrelationships between beauty, knowledge, and terror, I would provide two illustrations: a visual representation of the proposed syllogism, and a description…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, Phenomenology, Epistemology, Psychological Patterns