Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca
Anna Pakes

The Forum for Philosophy: Dance

2018



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Humans are not mere brains in vats. We are living, moving creatures, and this fact matters for not only for how we think about ourselves, but also how we think about thinking itself. We consider dance’s contribution to philosophical debates about knowledge. What can we learn from dance? And can we learn through dance? Might dance itself be unique way of knowing?

Speakers:  Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Reader in Theatre and Performance, University of Surrey; Hamish MacPherson, Choreographer and researcher Anna Pakes, Reader in Dance, University of Roehampton. Chair: Sarah Fine, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy; Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Kings College London

Recorded on 5 November 2018 at the LSE

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