Sophia 53 (2):261-273 (2014)

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This paper suggests ways in which a philosophy modelled as dance provides the means of challenging political structures that emphasise control and constraint at the expense of spontaneity and creativity. Through combining Arendt’s claim that spontaneity is the quintessential human quality with Nietzsche’s modelling of philosophy as disruptive dancing, the possibilities of modelling philosophy as dance are explored. Envisaging philosophical practice in this way provides a corrective to the prioritising of certainty in philosophical method, thus enabling further reflection on what it means to promote human flourishing
Keywords Arendt  Nietzsche  Dance  Philosophy of religion  Control  Spontaneity  Totalitarianism
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DOI 10.1007/s11841-014-0418-0
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