Universität Wien FIND

180111 VO Performance Philosophy (2019W)

Was ist performative Philosophie?

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Language: German

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

In addition to the lectures which are taking place in Hörsaal B, UniCampus, 18.30-20:00 we will visit some events in the Essl Museum (Klosterneuburg) on:
October 10, 18:00-23:00
October 11, 11:00-12:30
October 18, 11:00-12:30

Meetings in Lecture-room B, Unicampus:
Tuesday 08.10.2019 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 29.10.2019 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 05.11.2019 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 12.11.2019 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 19.11.2019 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 26.11.2019 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 03.12.2019 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 10.12.2019 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02 2C-EG-02

Tuesday 08.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 29.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 05.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 12.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 19.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 03.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02
Tuesday 10.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hörsaal B UniCampus Hof 2 2C-EG-02

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In this lecture, we will study the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of "performance philosophy".
A crucial criterion of performance philosophy is that it understands itself as a form of knowledge that is carried out, that is to say, performed. Performance philosophy does not only philosophize about art and aesthetic practices but with artistic means. Philosophy becomes a form of artistic research practice that bears on the spinozistic insight that one always philosophizes with the body, when one is philosophizing. One never only thinks about bodies but always thinks with a body about bodies (Spinoza, Nietzsche, Nancy, Abhinavagupta, Ronell). This is an image of thought that moves the sensuality and the corporeality of thought into the center of philosophical reflections and shifts conventional forms of philosophizing by giving it back its sensuality and physique.
In order to gain insight into the practices of "performance philosophy", we will visit the Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg to listen to a lecture by Avital Ronell, watch the performance of the Indian feminist Savita Rani as well as visit two interactive philo-labs, in which young philosophers will initiate performance philosophy projects with the audience.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written examinations will be comprised of four main questions with sub-questions (max. 40 points):
0-20 points = insufficient, 21-25 points = sufficient, 26-30 points = satisfactory, 31-35 points = good, 36-40 points = very good. There are no auxiliary devices allowed at the exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

At the written exam, one needs to reach > 50% of the points in order to pass the exam.

Examination topics

Only texts that will be explicitly discussed in the course of the semester, will be relevant for the exam. These texts will be part of the power point slides which will be made available on Moodle by tutor Sara Walker.

Reading list

Assis, Paulo de & Guidici, Paolo (Eds.): The Dark Precursor: Deleuze and Artistic- Research (Band 1). Leuven University Press 2018.
Böhler, Arno: „Philosophy on Stage. Philosophie ALS künstlerische Forschung“ in: ders.; Granzer, Susanne Valerie (Hg.): Philosophy on Stage. Philosophie als künstlerische Forschung, Passagen Verlag: Wien 2018, S. 59-121.
Cull, Laura / Lagaay, Alice (eds.): Encounters in Performance Philosophy. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan 2014.
Deleuze, Gilles; Guattari Félix: Was ist Philosophie? Übers. v. Bernd Schwibs und Joseph Vogl. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2000, S. 191-260.
Gansterer, Nikolaus et al.: Choreographic Figures. Deviations from the Line. De Gruyter 2017.
Heidegger, Martin: „I Der Wille zur Macht als Kunst“ in ders.: Nietzsche. Erster Band. Gesamtausgabe. Band 6.1. Klostermann: Frankfurt am Main 1996, S. 66-224.
Lagaay, Alice; Cull, Laura et al.: Performance Philosophy, http://www.performancephilosophy.org
Lyotard, Jean-Francois: „Was ist postmodern?“ in: Engelmann, Peter (Hg.): Postmoderne und Dekonstruktion. Texte französischer Philosophen der Gegenwart. Stuttgart: Reclam 1993 (= Reclam Universalbibliothek Nr. 8668), S. 33-48.
Manning, Erin; Massumi, Brian: SenseLab, http://senselab.ca/wp2/
Ronell, Avital: Fighting Theory: In Conversation with Anne Dufourmantelle. University of Illionos Press 2010
Street, Anna, Alliot, Julien, Pauker, Magnolia (Eds.): Inter Views in Performance Philosophy
Crossings and Conversations. Palgrave Macmillan 2017.
The literature will be availabel on Moodle

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