Film and Philosophy: Taking Movies Seriously

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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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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.

Wallflower Press

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Off Screen - Daniel Garrett

A thoughtful introduction to examining how philosophy responds to films, and how filmsexplore philosophical ideas.

Off Screen
A thoughtful introduction to examining how philosophy responds to films, and how filmsexplore philosophical ideas.

— Daniel Garrett

Off Screen

A thoughtful introduction to examining how philosophy responds to films, and how filmsexplore philosophical ideas.

— Daniel Garrett

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905674701
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 12/18/2008
  • Series: Short Cuts Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 981,729

Meet the Author

Daniel Shaw is Professor of Philosophy at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, where he is also the editor of Film and Philosophy, the journal of the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts (SPSCVA). His publications include, amongst others, Dark Thoughts: Philosophic Reflections on Cinematic Horror (2003).

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Table of Contents

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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