Film and Philosophy: Taking Movies Seriously

Film and Philosophy: Taking Movies Seriously

by Daniel C. Shaw
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1905674708

ISBN-13: 2901905674700

Pub. Date: 12/25/2008

Publisher: Wallflower Press

This introductory volume presents an overview of the philosophy of film, a burgeoning sub-discipline of Aesthetics. It offers a sampling of paradigmatic instances of philosophers and philosophical film theorists discussing the movies in a fashion that takes cinema as seriously as any other Fine Art, leaving little doubt that doing philosophy of film is a serious

Overview

This introductory volume presents an overview of the philosophy of film, a burgeoning sub-discipline of Aesthetics. It offers a sampling of paradigmatic instances of philosophers and philosophical film theorists discussing the movies in a fashion that takes cinema as seriously as any other Fine Art, leaving little doubt that doing philosophy of film is a serious intellectual enterprise.

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ISBN-13:
2901905674700
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
12/25/2008
Series:
Short Cuts Series
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
144

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction: talking about films philosophically 1

1 Philosophical film theorists 6

2 Pioneering film-philosophy 20

3 Cognitive legitimacy 27

4 Themes, genres and enquiries 35

Notes 116

Filmography 117

Bibliography 121

Index 130

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