Stephen D. Snyder, Ph.D.
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A. Books

1. The End-of-Art Philosophy in Hegel, Nietzsche and Danto. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 forthcoming.

The book, examining of the end-of-art theses of Hegel, Nietzsche, and Danto, concludes that their claims stem from philosophy’s failure to account for the transformative role art plays when the people of a given cultural era change how they interact with and understand the world.
2. New Perspectives on Distributive Justice: Deep Disagreements, Pluralism, and the Problem of Consensus. Co-edited with Manuel Knoll and Nurdane Şimşek. De Gruyter Press, 2018 forthcoming.
This selection of essays takes as its theme the well-established conviction that fundamental disagreements exist among scholars regarding notions of social and political justice. The volume strives for a deeper understanding of the irreconcilable plurality of historical and contemporary conceptions of justice. It also aims to investigate the reasons for the fundamental opposition of the existing moral intuitions and conceptions of justice, questioning whether these reasons are social, cultural, psychological, historical, or even biological.
3. The Relation of Style to Theory in the Changing Function of Art in the Eastern Roman Empire. In progress.
Using a philosophical analysis, this manuscript aims to provide a new perspective on how Byzantine art formed when the cultural symbols of the early Judeo-Christian world merged with the legacy of Platonic thought

B. Refereed Articles

1. “A Problem for Intergenerational Justice: Habermas on the Ability to Alter the Future of Human Nature,” Journal of Health & Culture 2,1 (2017): 18-26.

2. “The Imperceptibility of Style in Danto’s Theory of Art: Metaphor and the Artist’s Knowledge,” CounterText 3 (2015): 366-381.

3. “Danto’s Narrative Philosophy of History and the End of Art: Does Inexplicability Mean Freedom?,” in “Art in the World,” ed. Ray Kolcaba , special issue, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 22, 3 (2015).

4. “Arthur Danto’s Andy Warhol: The Embodiment of Theory in Art and the Pragmatic Turn,” Leitmotiv: Topics in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art 1 (2010): 135-151.
5. “False Negation or Critique of Modernism: Turkish Language Reform and the Rise of Islamic Political Identity,” The International Journal of the Humanities 6, 10 (2009): 115-124.

6. “A Habermasian Critique of Danto in Defense of Gombrich’s Theory of Visual Communication,” Revisiones: Félix Huarte Center Journal of Aesthetics and Contemporary Art 4 (2008): 47-57.
7. “The End of Art: The Consequence of Hegel’s Appropriation of Aristotle’s Nous,” The Modern Schoolman LXXXIV, 4 (2006): 301-316.

C. Edited Collections

8. “Intergenerational Justice in the Age of Genetic Manipulation,” Justice Beyond Consensus: Distributive Solutions to the Problems of Pluralism and Conflict, ed. Stephen Snyder, Manuel Knoll and Nurdane Şimşek (De Gruyter Press, 2018).

9. “Mitgliedschaft als soziales Gut und Rahmenbedingung für gerechte Verteilungen,” in Michael Walzer: Sphären der Gerechtigkeit: Ein kooperativer Kommentar, eds. Manuel Knoll and Michael Spieker with a preface by Michael Walzer in the“Staatsdiskurse” series, ed. Rüdiger Voigt (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2014), 73-91.

10. “Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Transvaluation and Magical Realism – Existential De-Centering in Berji Kristin Tales from the Garbage Hills,” in Theories of Art Design and Aesthetics, co-authored with Angela Hamilton (Akdeniz University Press, 2012), 138-143.

11. “The Epic Hero in the Anti-Epic: The Man in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road,” in The Hero in Western Literature, co-authored with Angela Hamilton (Pamukkale University Press, 2010), 43-50.

12. “Danto’s Narrative Notion of History and the Future of Art,” in The Aesthetic Dimension of Visual Culture, eds. Ondřej Dadejík and Jakub Stejskal (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), 114-124.

13. "Truth and Illusion in 24," in 24 and Philosophy, eds. Jennifer Weed, Ronald Weed and Richard Davis (Blackwell Publishing, 2008), 43-54.

D. Translations (German to English)

14. Shun’ichi Takayanagi, “Hans Urs von Balthasar and Aesthetics,” The Modern Schoolman LXXXI, 2 (2004): 121-134. Texts translated from German by Stephen Snyder.

15. Karl-Otto Apel, “Kant’s ‘Toward Perpetual Peace’ as Historical Prognosis from the Point of View of Moral Duty,” trans. Stephen Snyder in Perpetual Peace: Essays on Kant’s Cosmopolitan Ideal, eds. James Bohman and Matthias Lutz-Bachman (MIT Press, 1997), 79-110.

E. Online Publications, Book Reviews, Etc.

16. “Gezi Park and the Transformative Power of Art, ” Gezi Symposium: Reflections on a Revolution in Roar Magazine: (January 2014),
17. Abstract of “The End of Art: The Consequence of Hegel’s Appropriation of Aristotle’s Nous,” in the Bibliography of Hegel-Studien 43 (2008), 283.

18. “Gombrich’s History of Representation and the Breakdown of Visual Communication,” in The Gombrich Archive, ed. Richard Woodfield (July 2007),
19. Review of Iconoclasm in Aesthetics by Michael Kelly, The Modern Schoolman LXXXIII, 3 (2006): 249-254.

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