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.
About 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).
A thoughtful introduction to examining how philosophy responds to films, and how filmsexplore philosophical ideas.--Daniel Garrett"Off Screen" (01/01/0001)
|Introduction: talking about films philosophically||p. 1|
|Philosophical film theorists||p. 6|
|Pioneering film-philosophy||p. 20|
|Cognitive legitimacy||p. 27|
|Themes, genres and enquiries||p. 35|
Series: Short Cuts
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 29th October 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 15.1 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.235