Doctor Who? an eclipse in the search for transcendental truth

McNichol, George (2012) Doctor Who? an eclipse in the search for transcendental truth. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This Dissertation consists of an investigation into the potential existence of a transcended signifier. The body of the thesis concerns itself with the search for ultimate meaning, and thus a logocentric truth. I explore in detail the notion of the Self in relation to the intensely paradoxical character ‘the Doctor’ from BBC’s Doctor Who. I synthesize a cross section of theorist’s works including that of Carl Jung, Jacques Derrida, and Jean Baudrillard. The thesis brings to light the intrinsic relation between the projected outward image of the Self and the archetypal existence of the ‘Imago Dei’ (God image). It exposes the temporal web of inter-contextuality in which everything refers potentially to everything else. It attempts to uncover the mechanics in a continual conflict between ultimate truth, and deferral, as well as examine the revelatory total eclipse of the Self, as it sustains the Doctor’s entire existence in the process of Derridean Self-affirmation.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 15:18
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:32
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14054

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