What happens when art and philosophy meet? Does philosophy reduce art to its own terms, or does art always elude rational analysis? Is the idea of art as something that can exceed reason itself just a philosophical fantasy? What kind of interaction occurs between them: an interrogation, a disruption, a transformation or some other relation? What forms, in addition to writing, might art and philosophy take when combined?

Should we even be talking about art and philosophy as two separate things? Are both not folded into one another, clusters of actions and interests that cannot be pinned down to one domain or the other? Is the question in fact primarily historical, one that can only be asked of particular moments and the meanings of ‘art’ and ‘philosophy’ that are included (and excluded) at those moments? But if that’s the case, what do we call the thinking that questions those historical meanings today?

Welcome to my website. I am Clive Cazeaux, a philosopher based at Cardiff School of Art and Design, Wales, UK. In my teaching and writing, I wrestle with these and related questions. Particular interests of mine are the philosophies of metaphorthe sensesvisual arts research, and art–science collaboration. On this website you can find details of my research interests, publications (with extracts), teaching and current projects.

Site revised with details of my new 2020–21 undergraduate module The Meaning of Art on the Teaching page and an updated CV on the CV and biography page, 8 February 2021.

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