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From the philosophy of theatre to performance philosophy: Laruelle, Badiou and the equality of thought

Cull, Laura (2018) From the philosophy of theatre to performance philosophy: Laruelle, Badiou and the equality of thought Labyrinth: An International Journal for Philosophy, Value Theory and Sociocultural Hermeneutics. Heretical Challenges and Orthodoxy (Part 2): A Special Issue on the Occasion of the 80th Birthday of François Laruelle, 19 (2). pp. 102-120.

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Abstract

This article draws from François Laruelle’s non-standard philosophy to locate gestures of philosophical ‘authority’ or ‘sufficiency’ within recent work in the philosophy of theatre – including material from contemporary Anglo-American philosophical aesthetics, and texts by Alain Badiou, such as In Praise of Theatre (2015). Whilst Badiou initially appears magnanimous in relation to theatre’s own thinking - famously describing theatre as ‘an event of thought’ that ‘directly produces ideas’ (Badiou 2005: 72) - I argue that this very benevolence, from a Laruellean perspective, constitutes another form of philosophical authoritarianism. In contrast, I indicate some affinities between Laruelle’s non-standard aesthetics and the emerging field of Performance Philosophy - one aim of which, as distinct from the philosophy of theatre, would be to allow performance to qualitatively extend our concepts of thinking and/or to be attentive to the ways in which performance has already provided new forms of philosophy.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Cull, Laural.cull@gsa.surrey.ac.uk
Date : 4 April 2018
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2017 Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Laruelle, theatre, performance, Badiou, performance philosophy
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 04 Jan 2018 09:06
Last Modified : 20 Mar 2018 17:49
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/845526

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