Critical Practice : Philosophy and Creativity Paperback / softback
Part of the The WISH List series
What is the relationship between theory and practice in the creative arts today?
In this book, Martin McQuillan offers a critical interrogation of the idea of practice-led research.
He goes beyond the recent vocabulary of research management to consider the more interesting question of the emergence of a cultural space in which philosophy, theory, history and practice are becoming indistinguishable.
McQuillan considers the work of a number of writers and thinkers who cross the divide between theoretical and creative practice, including Alain Badiou and Terry Eagleton, and the longer tradition of 'theory-writing' that runs through the work of Helene Cixous, Roland Barthes and Louis Althusser.
His aim is to elucidate the contemporary ramifications of a relationship that has been contested throughout the long history of philosophy, from Plato's dialogues to Derrida's 'Envois'.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 08/03/2018
- Category: Literary theory
- ISBN: 9781780930343