University, Ph.D., Philosophy
University, M.A. Program, Philosophy
University, B.A., Philosophy/Computer Science
Dr. Snyder specializes in the philosophy of art, social and political philosophy,
and nineteenth and twentieth century continental philosophy. He has particular interests in researching the communicative
dimension of artistic practice. His research focuses on case studies that exhibit how shifts in a cultural value system are
reflected in the visual arts and metaphor.
This year Dr. Snyder is in Georgia on a Fulbright research grant at the Institute
of Art History and Theory, Tbilisi State University. The interdisciplinary project applies interpretive philosophy to early
medieval Georgian religious art. He is researching how the symbolic meanings of pagan art were transformed in early medieval
In May 2018, he presented “The Curious Case of St. George Killing Diocletian” at the Institute of Art Theory
and History Lecture Series, Tbilisi State University, Georgia
Also in May 2018 he gave a talk on “Plato and the Ancient Quarrel” at Tbilisi State's Philosophy Department.
At the Dubrovnik Philosophy of Art Conference he presented “Artistic Conversations: Personhood and the Artwork”
in April 2018.
Also in April, he presented “Three Tales of the End of Art” at the Institute of Art Theory and History Lecture
Series, Tbilisi State University, Georgia
August 2017 he presented “The Connection between Inexplicability and Freedom: History as Narrative or Process?”
at Boğaziši University.
In June 2017 he presented “Narrative Philosophy of History and the End of Art: Danto on Explanation and Freedom,”
at the University of Hildesheim in Germany.