The Philosophy of Film: Introductory Text and Readings

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Organized around a series of philosophic questions about film, The Philosophy of Film: Introductory Text and Readings offers an accessible and engaging overview of the discipline.


  • Provides thorough selection of readings drawn from philosophy, film studies, and film criticism



  • Multiple points of view highlighted in discussion of film theory, narration, authorship, film and emotion, and the social values of cinema



  • Presents thought-provoking reading questions as well as clear and helpful introductions for each section

More information about this text along with further resources are available from the accompanying website at: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/omc/phil-film/index.html

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The Philosophy of Film brings together readings drawn from philosophy, film studies, and film criticism. Organized around a series of philosophic questions about film, it offers an overview of the discipline. Readings from contrasting angles and points of view discuss the value of film theory, the nature of film narration, the debate on whether films can be socially critical, and the question of what we can learn from film. Offering clear introductions and thought-provoking questions, this book is ideal for anyone interested in the philosophy of film.

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The Philosophy of Film draws readings from philosophy, film studies, and film criticism. Organized around a series of philosophical questions about film, it offers an accessible and engaging overview of the discipline. Readings from contrasting angles and points of view discuss the value of film theory, the nature of film narration, the debate on whether films can be socially critical, and the question of what we can learn from film.


Offering clear and helpful section introductions and thought-provoking reading questions, this book is the ideal primary textbook for undergraduate courses on the philosophy of film or philosophically oriented courses in film theory.


More information about this text along with further resources are available from the accompanying website at: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/omc/phil-film/index.html

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