Circus Identity, Personal Identity Throughout the semester, we have thought about circus history: how it began, how it has grown and developed, how it is… Continue reading Identity Over Time – Persons and Circuses
Performing the Arts One overarching theme of this course is to demonstrate the immense value that the performing arts offers from the point of view… Continue reading The Performing Arts: Truth and Humanness
What’s the Point? Our exploration of Circus and Philosophy will primarily concentrate on the many similarities and interconnections between the two. Yet I’d like to… Continue reading Thinking and Circusing: What Are They Good For?
Juggling Watching a juggler manipulate objects is mesmerizing and delightful. She lobs them through the air with an impressive amount of control, consistency, rhythm, anticipation,… Continue reading Juggling and Aristotle
The Trapeze: Flying or Falling? Nearly everyone, at some point or another, has tried something new. Maybe you tried a new intellectual experience: read a… Continue reading Flying, Falling and the Free Will Paradox
The Antinomic Experience Several weeks ago, we discussed the circus as aesthetic experience. Specifically, we considered the circus as a performance created with the intention to… Continue reading Magic and Modality