Tate Liverpool Workshop

Art Disarming Philosophy A Symposium on Non-Philosophy and Aesthetics

Robert Fludd, Utriusque Cosmi 1617-21. (All images in the public domain, courtesy of Deutsche Fotothek)

The first major non-philosophy and art research event.

This symposium looks at the relationship between philosophy and art, inspired by the work of François Laruelle. His ‘non-philosophy’ questions the idea that philosophy can tell us what it means to think, especially about subjects like art, which is already a way of thinking in itself. This symposium examines non-philosophy and encourages participants to explore new ways of thinking and creating.

Invited Speakers:

  • Edia Connole
  • Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca
  • Lois Keidan
  • Anne-Françoise Schmid
  • François Laruelle
  • John Ó Maoilearca
  • Alan Read
  • Alice Rekab
  • Lorena Rivero de Beer
  • Anthony Paul Smith

The Non-Philosophy Sunday Brunch Writing and Practical Discussion Workshop
Sunday 25 February, (11:00-14:00)
Liverpool Hope University, Creative Campus, Cornerstone Building.

There will be an informal follow up event on Sunday 25 February. It will be a three hour writing and planning session led by Lois Keidan and Gary Anderson. The aim of this session will be to critically reflect on Saturday's symposium. The Sunday workshop will give participants a chance to share and build possible alliances for future collaborations. All welcome. Brunch provided.


  • Dr Gary Anderson (Drama, Liverpool Hope University)
  • Dr Niamh Malone (Drama, Liverpool Hope University)
  • Dr Steven Shakespeare (Philosophy, Liverpool Hope University)

Programmed in partnership with Liverpool Hope University, Department of Drama and Performing Arts.

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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Date & Time

24 February 2018 at 10.00–17.00