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Minerva's Night Out: Philosophy, Pop Culture, and Moving Pictures
     

Minerva's Night Out: Philosophy, Pop Culture, and Moving Pictures

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Minerva’s Night Out presents series of essays by noted philosopher and motion picture and media theorist Noël Carroll that explore issues at the intersection of philosophy, motion pictures, and popular culture.

  • Presents a wide-ranging series of essays that reflect on philosophical issues relating to modern film and popular culture

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Minerva’s Night Out presents series of essays by noted philosopher and motion picture and media theorist Noël Carroll that explore issues at the intersection of philosophy, motion pictures, and popular culture.

  • Presents a wide-ranging series of essays that reflect on philosophical issues relating to modern film and popular culture
  • Authored by one of the best known philosophers dealing with film and popular culture
  • Written in an accessible manner to appeal to students and scholars
  • Coverage ranges from the philosophy of Halloween to Vertigo and the pathologies of romantic love

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The combination of his well-deserved reputation with the subject matter will ensure that the volume has a widespread appeal, from academic philosophers to students of popular culture and the consumers of mass art.” (British Journal of Aesthetics, 1 September 2015)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405193894
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/14/2013
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“Noël Carroll is America’s greatest philosopher of popular art, and Minerva’s Night Out is the definitive collection of his work on the subject. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the interpretation of popular culture.”

William Irwin, General Editor of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

“What is astonishing here is not just the versatility, but the interpretive power, Carroll's ability to find philosophical themes in subjects ranging from Yasmina Reza to Hitchcock to Halloween.” 

—Joan Acocella of The New Yorker

“In these probing, subtle, and entertaining reflections on cinema, television, and theatre, Noël Carroll once more proves himself our foremost philosopher of popular art.”

—David Bordwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Noël Carroll's omnivorous interest in all the arts—fine, popular, mass—always undergirded by sturdy philosophical analysis is on display in this excellent collection. I'm glad to recommend it."

—Ted Cohen, University of Chicago

Meet the Author

Noël Carroll is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. A former journalist, screenwriter, and President of the American Society for Aesthetics, Carroll is the author of 16 books, including Art in Three Dimensions (2010), On Criticism (2009), The Philosophy of Motion Pictures (Blackwell, 2008), Beyond Aesthetics (2001), A Philosophy of Mass Art (1999), and Interpreting the Moving Image (1998).

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