Ashton Arnoldy is a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy, Cosmology, & Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. My dissertation research is focused on the evolution of consciousness as presented by the philosopher Owen Barfield, with special emphasis on Barfield’s use of Goethean methodology. My aim is to bring Barfield’s contributions into fruitful dialogue with contemporary critiques of metanarratives and developmental frameworks. Alongside my academic work I also create multimedia art through the project “Also Known As.”

Contact: aarnoldy@ciis.edu or ashton.kohl.arnoldy@gmail.com