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."  

 

News

Notice of Blackbaud Data Breach

We want to notify the community of a data security incident involving a third-party service provider, Blackbaud Inc., with whom we contract. The University of Dallas takes the protection and proper use of your personal information very seriously, and we are contacting you to explain the incident.

+ Read More

UD Announces Partnership with Leading Canadian University

A new partnership will provide MBA and Master of Management graduates of UWindsor's Odette School of Business (OSB) an opportunity to gain cybersecurity skills and certification through the University of Dallas' Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business. The OSB is the first Canadian university to partner with UD's Gupta College of Business.

+ Read More

A Record-Setting North Texas Giving Day

After calculating totals from yesterday's North Texas Giving Day (NTGD), the University of Dallas will retain its unofficial title as the most generous university in North Texas. UD ranked first among all colleges and universities, and sixth among nearly 400 schools, for both total funds raised and number of gifts received, thanks to the generosity of our community.

+ Read More