Pursuing the Good, True, Beautiful Through Philosophy and Fashion Course

Pursuing the Good, True, Beautiful Through Philosophy and Fashion Course

Next fall, Gwenda-lin Grewal, affiliate assistant professor of classics, and John Macready, an adjunct instructor of philosophy and IPS philosophy student, will lead students in an inquiry into the connection between one's outerwear and inner self with a new course: Philosophy and Fashion.

Grewal, who teaches classics and philosophy at UD, moonlights as an accessories designer at Hardly Alice, and Macready, who has also worked in the fashion industry, will focus on how people use clothes to construct meaning in a material world.

"Socrates says in the 'Theaetetus' that the philosopher can never appear as he is," said Grewal. "We hope at the end of this class students will be more aware of how they present themselves."

"We'd like students to begin cultivating sartorial prudence, by which we mean, the habitual tailoring of the self through clothes that is guided by their pursuit of the good, the beautiful and the true," said Macready.

The course, Philosophy and Fashion, will be open to graduate and undergraduate students and will include readings from Genesis, Thomas Carlyle's novel "Sartor Resartus," Homer, Machiavelli, Kant, Elizabeth Anscombe and Michel Foucault.

IMAGE: Rembrandt van Rijn's "Aristotle Contemplating a Bust of Homer."  

 

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