Aesthetic and Ethical World Disclosure

  • Eva Schuermann
Part of the Performance Philosophy book series (PPH)


What is seeing, when people see each other, when we are visible and being looked at? Human visibility is necessarily social visibility, since humans appear to each other, display themselves. With our partly involuntary and partly chosen outer image we show ourselves to the others and offer ourselves to be perceived by them. The performative dimension is here accounted for as an activity entailing realising and configuring effects that constitute self and world relations by means of perceptions and inner images. This leads to a discussion of the aesthetic freedom entailed by creative aspect-seeing and the ethical responsibilities involved in social visibility.


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  • Eva Schuermann
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  1. 1.Otto-von-Guericke UniversityMagdeburgGermany

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