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Philosophy and Film

Bridging Divides

Christina Rawls Diana Neiva Steven S. Gouveia



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Taylor & Francis Ltd
30 June 2021
This volume collects twenty original essays on the philosophy of film. It uniquely brings together scholars working across a range of philosophical traditions and academic disciplines to broaden and advance debates on film and philosophy. The book includes contributions from a number of prominent philosophers of film including Noel Carroll, Chris Falzon, Deborah Knight, Paisley Livingston, Robert Sinnerbrink, Malcolm Turvey, and Thomas Wartenberg.

While the topics explored by the contributors are diverse, there are a number of thematic threads that connect them. Overall, the book seeks to bridge analytic and continental approaches to philosophy of film in fruitful ways. Moving to the individual essays, the first two sections offer novel takes on the philosophical value and the nature of film. The next section focuses on the film-as-philosophy debate. Section IV covers cinematic experience, while Section V includes interpretations of individual films that touch on questions of artificial intelligence, race and film, and cinema's biopolitical potential. Finally, the last section proposes new avenues for future research on the moving image beyond film.

This book will appeal to a broad range of scholars working in film studies, theory, and philosophy.
Edited by:   Christina Rawls, Diana Neiva, Steven S. Gouveia
Imprint:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   739g
ISBN:   9781032092959
ISBN 10:   1032092955
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   30 June 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface Thomas E. Wartenberg Part I: The Nature of Film Chapter 1: (Collapsed) Seeing-In and the (Im-)Possibility of Progress in Analytic Philosophy (of Film) Malcolm Turvey Chapter 2: The World Viewed and the World Lived: Stanley Cavell and Film as the Moving Image of Skepticism Jonadas Techio Chapter 3: The Morph-Image: Four Forms of Post-Cinema Steen Ledet Christiansen Chapter 4: Deleuze's Cronosigns Susana Viegas Part II: The Film as Philosophy Debate Chapter 5: The Bold Thesis Retired: On Cinema as Philosophy Paisley Livingston Chapter 6: Film as Philosophical Thought Experiment: Some Challenges and Opportunities Tom McClelland Chapter 7: Are there Definite Objections to Film as Philosophy? Metaphilosophical considerations Diana Neiva Chapter 8: Philosophical Dimensions of Cinematic Experience David Davies Part III: The Philosophical Value of Film Chapter 9: Philosophical Experience and Experimental Film Christopher Falzon Chapter 10: Filmmaking as self-writing: Federico Fellini's 81/2 (1963) Roberto Mordacci Chapter 11: Film and Ethics Robert Sinnerbrink Part IV: Cinematic Experience Chapter 12: Movies, Narration and the Emotions Noel Carroll Chapter 13: Predictive Processing and the Experimental Solution for the Paradox of Fiction Dina Mendonca Chapter 14: The lived experience of Motion Pictures: A Phenomenological Approach to Cinema Hanna Trindade Part V: Interpreting Cinematic Works Chapter 15: The Blade Runner Question: From Philosophy to Myth Deborah Knight Chapter 16: Race, Bodies and Lived Realities in Get Out and Black Panther Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo Chapter 17: Transnational Bio-Political Motives in Postmodern Cinema: Zizek and Badiou on Udi Aloni's Forgiveness and Local Angel Oana Serban Part VI: Further Debates Chapter 18: Cinema and Television: The Art and Industry of Joint Works Ines Rebanda Coelho Chapter 19: Towards a Natural Screen Philosophy Hunter Vaughn Chapter 20: Metaphysical Alter-Egos: Matheson, Dunne and the View From Somewhere John O Maoilearca

Christina Rawls is Professor of Philosophy at Roger Williams University, USA. Diana Neiva is a Researcher at the Mind, Language, and Action Group of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto, Portugal. Steven S. Gouveia is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Minho, Portugal. He is the co-editor of Perception, Cognition, and Aesthetics (forthcoming, Routledge).

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