Acts: Theater, Philosophy, and the Performing Self

2015.09.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tzachi Zamir, Acts: Theater, Philosophy, and the Performing Self, University of Michigan Press, 2014, 278pp., $36.00 (pbk), ISBN
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2015.09.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tzachi Zamir, Acts: Theater, Philosophy, and the Performing Self, University of Michigan Press, 2014, 278pp., $36.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780472052134. Reviewed by Nick Riggle, University of San Diego Recent work at the intersection of philosophy of action and aesthetics has unearthed rich territory. We are deepening our appreciation for and understanding of the role of pretense, imagination, and narrative (to name a few) in human action and moral psychology. Tzachi Zamir’s book investigates a relatively unexplored locus of overlap between philosophy of action and aesthetics via a multifaceted and conceptually rich study of the art, ethics, and moral psychology of acting — topics that have received scant philosophical attention (with some exceptions, including James Hamilton’s excellent work). How should we conceive of what the actor does? Why, if the actor does well, can it result in something we enjoy and. . .

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