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December 2013, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 377-382
Systematic research in the wide field of practical knowledge is a recent phenomenon. In this paper, the approaches which have been developed in the main centres of research into practical knowledge in Norway and Sweden are compared with an emphasis on their potential for revitalizing the study of ethics. The focus on narratives and reflection based on the researcher’s own professional experience which is the distinguishing feature of the centre for practical knowledge at the University of Nordland is seen as a very promising addition to the traditional repertory of ethical studies.
Practical knowledge Skill and technology Ethical theory
Applied ethics Multifaceted concepts Examples
Reflection Scientific essay Narrative form
The role of philosophy
Three years ago, Carla Carmona Escalera defended her doctoral dissertation Egon Schiele: Análysis ético-formal de su obra pictórica at the University of Seville.
I said then that Carla is a marvellous guide through Schiele’s pictorial universe and that her Schiele study is a beautiful example of what a lucid presentation in Wittgenstein’s sense might amount to. (Cf. my review of the dissertation.)
And I expressed the hope that the dissertation will soon lead to a book.
That hope has now been fulfilled. A revised version of Carla Carmona's analysis of Schiele's oeuvre was published last year with the title La idea pictórica de Egon Schiele. Un ensayo sobre lógica representacional (Genueve Ediciones, Santander etc. 2012, 324 pages).
It is an extremely interesting contribution to the literature on Schiele's art and indeed to the whole field of pictorial understanding.
I hope that this book will soon be translated into German and English.
The same applies to the collection of essays on related themes which was published earlier this year with the wonderful title On the slack rope of the eternal - En la cuerda floja de lo eterno. Sobre la gramática alucinada de Egon Schiele (Acantilado, Barcelona 2013, 152 pages).
The introduction to La idea pictórica de Egon Schiele (pp.13-33) can be read here.
The first chapter of En la cuerda floja de lo eterno (pp.7-14) can be read here.
Addition September 2015
For a critical look at Carla Carmona´s views on the similarities between Schiele and Wittgenstein, go to my 2015 paper on Wittgenstein and Schiele:
More on the artist here: http://toreblogg.torenordenstam.se/#post60
Claes Nordenstam will exhibit new paintings at Canevaz Gallery, Vasagatan 5 B, Gothenburg, Sweden, from March 9 to March 24, 2013. Wed-Sun 12-16.
All are welcome.
My paper Practical Knowledge and Ethics is now available in the online version of the journal AI & Society:
The article can be cited by its unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s00146-013-0444-4 in the following form:
Author, Journal Title, Year, DOI
from the author!
The whole manuscript can also be read here:
"The artist needs an ivory tower, not as an escape from the world, but as a place where he can view the world and be himself."
Charles Koechlin, French composer (1867 – 1950).