The Philosopher as Stage-Hand
AbstractIf the philosopher has an analogue in the theatre, perhaps it is not with the performer, the one who shows, but with the stage-hand, the one who sets the stage. This is not, as some might argue, because the stage-hand has some special access to what is behind-the-scenes, or because she knows that what is on-stage is only illusion. The stage-hand’s work is not hidden. It is exactly the opposite: the work is there for all to see. It is because it is there that all can see. It is the work that makes the seeing possible.
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Schmidt, T. (2015). The Philosopher as Stage-Hand. Performance Philosophy, 1(1), 106–108. https://doi.org/10.21476/PP.2015.1111
Performance Philosophy - Pasts, Presents, Futures
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