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Critical Practice : Philosophy and Creativity, Paperback / softback Book

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 Critical Practice, 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: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9781780930343



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