Alfier, Dino (2011) A Metaethical Study of Simone Weil’s Notion of Attention Through Critical Practical Analogy. PhD thesis, University of the Arts London.
|Type of Research:||Thesis|
This research provides an example of art practice employed within a metaethical framework by addressing Simone Weil‘s ethical notion of attention. In this thesis, 'metaethics‘ is defined as a second order inquiry into first order questions of normative ethics, more specifically, an inquiry into the metaphysical and epistemological premises of Weil‘s discourse on the ethical value of attention.
The research projects described and analysed in this thesis are predicated on a method which I designate 'critical practical analogy‘; this is an analogy which includes art practical operations for the purpose of critical investigation. This method subsumes both theoretical and practical inquiries. I used two analogies:
The analogies obtained the following outcomes:
The outcomes indicate the following implications for visual arts practice:
The use of critical practical analogy also indicates a methodological implication for art practical, interdisciplinary research. Critical practical analogy could provide artists with both a heuristic research tool and a template for articulating a discursive representation of art practice which both acknowledges the non-linearity and indirectness of practice-led research and the need for
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Simone Weil, critical practical analogy.|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Wimbledon College of Art|
|Date Deposited:||26 Apr 2012 14:43|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2015 19:30|
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