Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy by Thomas E. Wartenberg

By Thomas E. Wartenberg

Thinking on monitor: movie as Philosophy is an available and thought-provoking exam of ways motion pictures elevate and discover advanced philosophical rules. Written in a transparent and fascinating sort, Thomas Wartenberg examines movies’ skill to debate, or even criticize principles that experience intrigued and wondered philosophers over the centuries resembling the character of personhood, the foundation of morality, and epistemological skepticism.


Beginning with an indication of the way particular sorts of philosophical discourse are provided cinematically, Wartenberg strikes directly to supply a scientific account of the ways that particular motion pictures adopt the duty of philosophy. targeting the movies The guy Who Shot Liberty Valance, glossy instances, The Matrix, everlasting Sunshine of the Spotless brain, The 3rd guy, The Flicker, and Empire, Wartenberg exhibits how those movies convey significant and pertinent philosophical ideas.


This publication is essential studying for college kids of philosophy with an curiosity in movie, aesthetics, and picture conception. It will even be of interest to movie fans intrigued by means of the philosophical implications of film.

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