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Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Kimerer LaMothe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Within intellectual paradigms that privilege mind over matter, dance has long appeared as a marginal, derivative, or primitive art. Drawing support from theorists and artists who embrace matter as ... More


To Dance Is to Be Born

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that to dance is to be born and challenges the materialist idea—inclined against dancing—that humans are minds living in bodies. When it comes to materialist conceptions of the ... More


To Dance Is to Love

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that to dance is to love and challenges the materialist idea that humans are creators of culture whose humanity consists in living over and against the natural world. It explains ... More


To Dance Is to Connect

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that to dance is to connect and challenges the materialist idea—inclined against dancing—that humans are individuals first and foremost who choose to enter into relationships our ... More


To Dance Is to Know

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that to dance is to know by taking on the idea that knowledge about matter that matters can be written down. The commonplace ideas that matter is real and that matter evolves find ... More


Why Dance?

Kimerer L. LaMothe

in Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171052
eISBN:
9780231538886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171052.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This book offers a visionary account of dance as vital art, one that positions dance as a catalyst in the development of human consciousness, compassion, ritual proclivity, and ecological ... More


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