Stephen D. Snyder, Ph.D.
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Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
Boğaziši University

Dubrovnik, Philosophy of Art Conference, April 2012


Saint Louis University, Ph.D., Philosophy

Frankfurt University, M.A. Program, Philosophy

Manchester University, B.A., Philosophy/Computer Science

Research Areas
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.

Current Research

This year Palgrave McMillan is publishing Snyder's book End-of-Art Philosophy in Hegel, Nietzsche and Danto.

Also forthcoming later this year is a collection of essays he is co-editing. The volume, New Perspectives on Distributive Justice, will be published by DeGruyter Press.

  • 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 Georgian art.

  • 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.

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