Reading Theory: The Feeling of Thinking

How does it feel to read philosophy? Must we be silent in order to understand Hegel? Can we return to the reason of the Greeks by reading Hannah Arendt ? Does Kant help to bring the fluent phenomena to a standstill?

In this project I investigate in reading philosophy, both as momentary experience as well as a persistent practice. I tell stories about how reading feels, how it is enjoyed and endured, and how it determines the lives of the readers. These stories are based on a series of interviews with dedicated readers of philosophy (both professionals and amateurs) on their personal experience.

Listen to some stories:

Verena reads Hannah Arendt:

Keira reads Donald Davidson:

Or read some stories and watch some accompanying animations in the Performance Philosophy Journal.


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