The Relation between ethics and aesthetics in philosophy of Mikhail Bakhtin


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018

Thesis Language: English

Student: Hazal Babur

Co-Supervisor: BARIŞ PARKAN, ŞEREF HALİL TURAN

Abstract:

My main aim in this thesis is to reveal the relation between the author and the hero which is quite similar to the relation and the dichotomy between the “I” and “the other” in Mikhail Bakhtin’s philosophy. I will extend my analysis in the ethical relation of author-hero to propose a world view that it is built upon love and sympathy. Finally, I will question ethics in literary genres by focusing on the relationship between the author and the hero. This thesis is devoted to a careful analysis of Bakhtin’s literary theory which inevitably brings us to ethical sphere of aesthetics.