Performance Philosophy, Public Philosophy, and Borderless Philosophy.

An edgy essay by Z

  • To facilitate the exchange of ideas and practices related to Performance Philosophy between international researchers including students, emerging scholars, established scholars and practitioners.
  • To facilitate communication in the field of Performance Philosophy through a website and mailing list
  • To create and maintain a high-quality peer-reviewed journal with an esteemed publisher and to use the journal as a platform to showcase the best original research in the field of Performance Philosophy, including practice-based research
  • To initiate and develop a high-quality book series with an esteemed publisher and to publish monographs and edited collections that make an original and important contributions to the field of Performance Philosophy
  • To host and to support network members to host high-quality research events on Performance Philosophy, such as symposia, conference, festivals, seminars, and summer schools.
  • a committee of core convenors.
  1. Philosophical practice gains an epistemic surplus through both media changes (sequential use of media) and the simultaneous use of different channels of expression (simultaneous use of media).
  2. Due to the process character of knowledge acquisition in philosophy performances, they render transparent the provisional nature of truth.
  3. Philosophical performances explore the contextual criteria of meaningfulness for philosophical theories.
  4. Philosophical performances render transparent how philosophy is done and open up new perspectives for the broadening of philosophical practice within and outside of institutions.
  5. Philosophical performances show and insist that philosophy must continually reinvent itself, which means it has to find contemporary forms.
  6. Philosophical performances allow the ludic and enigmatic character of philosophy to manifest itself.
  7. Through philosophical performances the old battle between (the roles of) logic and rhetoric in philosophy is revived.
  8. Philosophical performances stand in an intimate relation to art. They use art’s ludic strategies of confusion and dislocation.
  9. Philosophical performances can only be realised in interaction with the observer, the participant, the spectator. When they work, they embrace both my thoughts and the public’s.
  1. In what sense(s) do you practice public philosophy? Or, do you identify as a public philosopher?
  2. How has Western philosophy developed in ways that help or hinder publically engaged philosophical work? Which traditions/figures/trends seem most supportive? Which traditions/figures/trends have undermined or deterred philosophers from public engagement?
  3. [Are] applied philosophy and public philosophy the same thing?
  4. Is engaging in public philosophy identical with being a public intellectual?
  • To facilitate the exchange of ideas and practices related to Performance Philosophy between international researchers including students, emerging scholars, established scholars and practitioners.
  1. Philosophical practice gains an epistemic surplus through both media changes (sequential use of media) and the simultaneous use of different channels of expression (simultaneous use of media).
  2. Due to the process character of knowledge acquisition in philosophy performances, they render transparent the provisional nature of truth.
  3. Philosophical performances explore the contextual criteria of meaningfulness for philosophical theories.
  4. Philosophical performances render transparent how philosophy is done and open up new perspectives for the broadening of philosophical practice within and outside of institutions.
  5. Philosophical performances show and insist that philosophy must continually reinvent itself, which means it has to find contemporary forms.
  6. Philosophical performances allow the ludic and enigmatic character of philosophy to manifest itself.
  7. Through philosophical performances the old battle between (the roles of) logic and rhetoric in philosophy is revived.
  8. Philosophical performances stand in an intimate relation to art. They use art’s ludic strategies of confusion and dislocation.
  9. Philosophical performances can only be realised in interaction with the observer, the participant, the spectator. When they work, they embrace both my thoughts and the public’s.

NOTES

[1] See, e.g., Against Professional Philosophy, available online at URL = <http://againstprofphil.org/>.

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Formerly Captain Nemo. A not-so-very-angry, but still unemployed, full-time philosopher-nobody.

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