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Film and Philosophy : Taking Movies Seriously - Dan Shaw

Film and Philosophy

Taking Movies Seriously

By: Dan Shaw


Published: 29th October 2008
For Ages: 22+ years old
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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.

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)

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introduction: talking about films philosophicallyp. 1
Philosophical film theoristsp. 6
Pioneering film-philosophyp. 20
Cognitive legitimacyp. 27
Themes, genres and enquiriesp. 35
Notesp. 116
Filmographyp. 117
Bibliographyp. 121
Indexp. 130

ISBN: 9781905674701
ISBN-10: 1905674708
Series: Short Cuts
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 29th October 2008
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 15.1  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.235