Thinking through film: Doing philosophy, watching movies

Damian Cox, Michael P. Levine

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Abstract

An introduction to philosophy through film, Thinking Through Film: Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies combines the exploration of fundamental philosophical issues with the experience of viewing films, and provides an engaging reading experience for undergraduate students, philosophy enthusiasts and film buffs alike.

-An in-depth yet accessible introduction to the philosophical issues raised by films, film spectatorship and film-making
-Provides 12 self-contained, close discussions of individual films from across genres
-Films discussed include Total Recall, Minority Report, La Promesse, Funny Games, Ikuru, The Dark Knight, Memento, AI and more
-Explores concepts that span epistemology, metaphysics, fate, choice, robot love, time travel, personal identity, spectacle, ethics, luck, regret, consequentialism, deontology and the philosophy of film itself
-A uniquely flexible resource for courses in philosophy and film that encourages student reflection, as well as being an engaging read for the film enthusiast
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Number of pages278
ISBN (Print)9781405193436, 1405193433, 9781444343823, 1405193425, 9781444343816, 1444343823, 9781405193429, 1444343815
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Philosophy
Movies
Philosophical Issues
Enthusiasts
Memento
Time Travel
Fate
Dark Knight
Epistemology
Personal Identity
Metaphysics
Minorities
Spectatorship
Fundamental
Resources
Spectacle
Undergraduate
Filmmaking
Deontology
Luck

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Cox, D., & Levine, M. P. (2012). Thinking through film: Doing philosophy, watching movies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Cox, Damian ; Levine, Michael P. / Thinking through film: Doing philosophy, watching movies. Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 278 p.
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Cox D, Levine MP. Thinking through film: Doing philosophy, watching movies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 278 p.