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From the PublisherThis expanded edition, updated with a judicious selection of films from the last decade, maintains Philosophy Goes To The Movies as both an admirably clear and enthusiastic introduction to philosophy, its themes and arguments, through a discussion of film and films, and a valuable resource for students studying film as philosophy.
Jerry Goodenough, University of East Anglia
Chris Falzon's book—suitable for any intro to philosophy course—does full justice to the depth and variety of philosophy and film. Adopting a broad approach, it includes Continental figures (Foucault, the Frankfurt School) alongside more ‘analytic’ thinkers as well as challenging treatments of social philosophy and technology. The new edition takes up recent discussions in film theory and adds new sections on, for example, virtue ethics. The writing is stylish and crisp, and doesn’t talk down to students. An outstanding introduction to philosophy that makes widespread use of cinematic offerings.
Martin Donougho, Philosophy, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Philosophy Goes to the Movies is, bar none, the best text for introducing students to philosophical concepts through the use of film. I have used it several times in my courses and am eager to do so again with the new edition. I especially appreciate its erudite discussion of both recent and classic movies.
Tim Madigan, St. John Fisher College