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What is Performance Philosophy?

Cull, Laura (2013) What is Performance Philosophy? In: Conference Drama and Philosophy, 2013-01-17 - 2013-01-19, Institute of the Philosophy of Language, New University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.

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What is Performance Philosophy? This paper will reflect on the idea that we are currently witnessing the emergence of a new field: Performance Philosophy. Performance Philosophy, I will suggest, is not just a 'turn' within Theatre and Performance Studies, but potentially a rich interdisciplinary field involving philosophers and researchers from a wide range of disciplines. As well as outlining this recent development, the paper will also question to what extent we might wish to consider performance as a philosophical activity in its own right: not as the mere illustration of extant philosophy ideas nor according to a predetermined definition of philosophy (such that performance is called upon to produce logical arguments, rational deductions and so forth), but more as a practice that thinks in its own way, and indeed in ways that might equally call upon philosophers to reconsider what counts as philosophy. Drawing from the notion of non-philosophy (or non-standard philosophy) outlined by François Laruelle, as well as from relevant work in the field of Film-Philosophy, I will endeavor to articulate some of the myriad ways in which we might say that performance thinks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Guildford School of Acting
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Date : 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords : performance philosophy, philosophy, performing arts, methodology, François Laruelle, Film Philosophy
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 Sep 2017 09:28
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2019 14:08

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