Anita Paz

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Philosophy as Practice-based Research

If we accept that art and philosophy are unified as practices (as Alva Noë claims in Strange Tools), could we go as far as suggesting that art and philosophy may also be joint by the form of academic research they assume – namely, practice-based research? Discussing this in my proposition, I will address the question of writing the philosophy of art – could there then be a scope in considering the writing of philosophy of art as artistic research? And where would that put writing philosophy in relation to non-written artistic research that may equally be a form of philosophical thinking?