The Aggregation of Perceptive Dimensions Along the Solo Continuum
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AbstractRepresentation theory often treats descriptive representatives as static actors with fixed experiences. However, even though these descriptive representatives might share common themes in their experiences, to fully be able to analyze these experiences requires creating and analyzing different dimensions of the experience. People have attempted to do this in the past by using word "token" to describe various aspects of being a descriptive representative, but this term fails to truly encapsulate these experiences. My thesis captures these aspects by introducing the notion of the descriptive representative as a "solo" and uses what I shall call the solo continuum to analyze these experiences on three separate dimensions: the token dimension, the separationist dimension, and the participatory obstruction dimension. This thesis will first elaborate on the three dimensions along the solo continuum and then display the continuum in a visual manner. My intention is to provide concrete categories that encompass various dimensions along the solo continuum and provide arguments for how solos can ease the burden of their solo experience.
Degree ProgramHonors College
Philosophy, Politics, Economics, & Law