First Advisor

Bruhn, Mark


Drwecki, Brian


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access


Neuroscience, Philosophy

Number of Pages

54 pages


My thesis explores the running narratives that are present within the mind, prodding at whether or not there is any significant difference between this consciousness and a fictional narrative that we read in a book. Within this exploration I look into the implications behind being conveyed as a linguistic construct and the inherent constricting violence that is present in the symbolization that is language. Following this analysis, I provide a Nietzschean reading of the ethical implications that we face if we are to take the notion of violent language seriously and how we as people are to meet and react to this moral imperative.

Date of Award

Spring 2015

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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