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    Problems of Stasis in My Country: The National Theatre and the Crisis of General Enculturation in Post-Referendum Britain.Tony Fisher - forthcoming - Performance Research.
    This essay explores the discursive invocation of ‘civil war’ to describe the polarization of the political terrain in post-Referendum Britain in order to contextualize the National Theatre’s production of Carol Ann Duffy and Rufus Norris’s ‘verbatim’ play My Country and its representation of Brexit. It shows how the political reality of Brexit, understood as a crisis of ‘general enculturation’, undermined the NT’s attempt to transcend the impasse of the political context. It argues that in identifying the NT with the play’s (...)
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  2. Heidegger and the Narrativity Debate.Tony Fisher - 2010 - Continental Philosophy Review 43 (2):241-265.
    One unresolved dispute within Heidegger scholarship concerns the question of whether Dasein should be conceived in terms of narrative self-constitution. A survey of the current literature suggests two standard responses. The first correlates Heidegger’s talk of authentic historicality with that of self-authorship. To the alternative perspective, however, Heidegger’s talk of Dasein’s existentiality, with its emphasis on nullity and unattainability, is taken as evidence that Dasein is structurally and ontologically incapable of being completed via any life-project. Narrativity imports into Being and (...)
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    Heidegger's Generative Thesis.Tony Fisher - 2010 - European Journal of Philosophy 18 (3):363-384.
    Abstract: For William Blattner, Heidegger's phenomenology fails to demonstrate how a nonsuccessive temporal manifold can ‘generate’ the appropriate sequence of world-time Nows. Without this he cannot explain the ‘derivative’ status of ordinary time. In this article I show that it is only Blattner's reconstruction that makes failure inevitable. Specifically, Blattner is wrong in the way he sets out the explanatory burden, arguing that the structure of world-time must meet the traditional requirements of ordinary time logic if the derivation is to (...)
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    On the Performance of ‘Dissensual Speech’.Tony Fisher - 2017 - In Tony Fisher & Eve Katsouraki (eds.), Performing Antagonism: Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy. Palgrave Macmillan.
    This chapter offers an analysis of the speech conditions constitutive for the staging of political disagreement. Rather than seeking to offer an explanation for various situations of protest, however, it aims to identify what, if anything, is unique or peculiar to such modes of address. Drawing on the resources of speech act theory, the chapter suggests a reading of ‘dissensual speech’ as a form of ‘unauthorised’ speech through which the ‘people’ appear, however, evanescently. It analyses the peculiarities of dissensual speech (...)
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    Thinking Without Authority: Performance Philosophy as the Democracy of Thought.Tony Fisher - 2015 - Performance Philosophy Journal 1:175-184.
    Performance philosophy commences with an impertinent gesture when it describes itself as inaugurating a ‘new field’ of study. Accompanying that claim is a radical proposition that ‘performance thinks’; that it should be counted as a form of philosophising in its own right. But in what sense can performance be construed as ‘genuinely’ philosophical thought? Taking my cue from Laura Cull’s alignment of performance philosophy with Laruelle’s practice of ‘non philosophy’ – and specifically, with its introduction of ‘democracy’ into the dispositives (...)
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    Theatre at the Impasse: Political Theology and Blitz Theatre Group's Late Night.Tony Fisher - 2018 - Performance Philosophy 4 (1):139-156.
    This essay describes a performance by the Greek theatre collective, Blitz Theatre – Late Night – as constituting a theatrical response to current political crises in Europe. What I call a ‘theatre of the impasse’ seeks to bear witness to the experience of impasse, where impasse and crisis must be fundamentally distinguished. Impasse is revealed where crisis admits of no decision adequate to the situation; and, correspondingly, where theatre loses faith in the power of decision to resolve its conflicts. I (...)
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    Chapter 10: On the Performance of ‘Dissensual Speech’.Tony Fisher - 2017 - In Tony Fisher & Eve Katsouraki (eds.), erforming Antagonism: Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy. Performance Philosophy. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 187-208.
    This chapter offers an analysis of the speech conditions constitutive for the staging of political disagreement. Rather than seeking to offer an explanation for various situations of protest, however, it aims to identify what, if anything, is unique or peculiar to such modes of address. Drawing on the resources of speech act theory, the chapter suggests a reading of ‘dissensual speech’ as a form of ‘unauthorised’ speech through which the ‘people’ appear, however, evanescently. It analyses the peculiarities of dissensual speech (...)
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    Bad Faith and the Actor: Onto-Mimetology From a Sartrean Point of View.Tony Fisher - 2009 - Sartre Studies International 15 (1):74-91.
    The article develops Sartre's remarks on the paradox of the actor in two ways. Firstly, it derives from them an 'existential ontology' of mimetic performance - an 'onto-mimetology'. Secondly, it uses this reconstruction in order to put pressure on Sartre's analogy of the actor with bad faith. In grasping the problem of acting from a Sartrean perspective, I show that this analogy is not as clear cut as he assumes and that a crucial difference exists between the situation of the (...)
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  9. Erforming Antagonism: Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy. Performance Philosophy.Tony Fisher & Eve Katsouraki (eds.) - 2017 - Palgrave Macmillan.
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    Performing Antagonism: Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy.Tony Fisher & Eve Katsouraki (eds.) - 2017 - Palgrave Macmillan.
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