PhD in History and Philosophy of Art: Frederick Hulbert

Many congratulations to Kent student Frederick Hulbert who passed his viva and may now call himself Doctor of Philosophy in History & Philosophy of Art.

PhD - Pain Research Institute - University of Liverpool

Frederick’s dissertation, supervised by Dr Hans Maes and Dr Margrethe Bruun Vaage, is entitled Intention, Interpretation and the Unconscious: Reconsidering the role of intention in artistic interpretation. The thesis is concerned with the relationship between intention, interpretation and the unconscious. Broadly speaking, it is a defence of moderate actual intentionalism that also acknowledges the presence of both natural and unconscious meanings in creative works, whilst arguing that interpretive monism still offers the most logical way of understanding these works.