New PDF release: Film as Philosophy

By Bernd Herzogenrath

Film and philosophy have a lot in universal, and books were written on movie and philosophy. yet can motion pictures be, or do, philosophy? Can they “think”? movie as Philosophy is the 1st publication to discover this interesting query traditionally, thematically, and methodically.

Bringing jointly major students from universities around the globe, Film as Philosophy provides significant new examine that leads movie reports and philosophy right into a effective discussion. It offers a uniquely sweeping, ancient evaluate of the confluence of movie and philosophy for greater than a century, contemplating movies from Jean Renoir, Lars von Trier, Jørgen Leth, David Lynch, Michael Haneke, and others; the written works of filmmakers who additionally theorized at the medium, together with Sergei Eisenstein and Jean Epstein; and others who've written on cinema, together with Hugo Münsterberg, Béla Balázs, André Bazin, Henri Bergson, Gilles Deleuze, Stanley Cavell, Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, and plenty of more. 

Representing a tremendous step towards developing a media philosophy that places the prestige, function, and serve as of movie right into a new point of view, Film as Philosophy gets rid of representational recommendations from the heart of inquiry, exchanging those with the medium’s skill to “think.” consequently it accords movie with “agency,” and the discussion among it and philosophy (and even neuroscience) is negotiated anew.

Contributors: Nicole Brenez, U of Paris 3–Sorbonne; Elisabeth Bronfen, U of Zurich; Noël Carroll, CUNY; Tom Conley, Harvard U; Angela Dalle Vacche, Georgia Institute of expertise; Gregory Flaxman, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Alex Ling, Western Sydney U; Adrian Martin, Monash U; John Ó Maoilearca, Kingston U, London; Robert Sinnerbrink, Macquarie U, Sydney; Murray Smith, U of Kent, Canterbury; Julia Vassilieva, Monash U, Melbourne; Christophe Wall-Romana, U of Minnesota; and Thomas E. Wartenberg, Mount Holyoke College.

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