Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy / Edition 1

Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy / Edition 1

by Thomas E. Wartenberg
ISBN-10:
0415774314
ISBN-13:
9780415774314
Pub. Date:
12/14/2007
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy / Edition 1

Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy is an accessible and thought-provoking examination of the way films raise and explore complex philosophical ideas. Written in a clear and engaging style, Thomas Wartenberg examines films’ ability to discuss, and even criticize ideas that have intrigued and puzzled philosophers over the centuries such as the nature of personhood, the basis of morality, and epistemological skepticism.

Beginning with a demonstration of how specific forms of philosophical discourse are presented cinematically, Wartenberg moves on to offer a systematic account of the ways in which specific films undertake the task of philosophy. Focusing on the films The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Modern Times, The Matrix, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Third Man, The Flicker, and Empire, Wartenberg shows how these films express meaningful and pertinent philosophical ideas.

This book is essential reading for students of philosophy with an interest in film, aesthetics, and film theory. It will also be of interest to film enthusiasts intrigued by the philosophical implications of film.

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ISBN-13: 9780415774314
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/14/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 916,382
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

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