The Theatre of Philosophy: A Neo-Socratic Method for Performing Public Philosophy

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Abstract

The objective of the philosophy plays is to introduce, promote and develop philosophy in the public domain through dramatic performances ('philosophy plays'). To this end the Philosophy Plays project aims at making philosophy, and especially Western Philosophy, accessible to the general public and render philosophy accessible to people who would otherwise not have access to it. This paper will explain and demonstrate the theoretical rationale and methodology of the Philosophy Plays project as a way of doing public philosophy. As performance and performative strategies are often used in art practice, the Philosophy Plays project should also be seen to be of interest to visual and performing arts audiences generally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCreativity: brain, mind, body
EditorsGordon Bull
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherACUADS
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780975836071
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
EventAustralian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference 2011 - School of Art, Australian National University and the University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 21 Sep 201123 Sep 2011
http://acuads.com.au/conference/2011-conference/ (Conference website)

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Conference 2011
Abbreviated titleCreativity: brain, mind, body
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period21/09/1123/09/11
OtherACUADS offers participation to the wider art and design sector by co-ordinating a theme-based annual conference (with rotating locations throughout Australia) as part of its professional development responsibility.
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