Thinking Through Film: Doing Philosophy, Watching Movies

Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. Edited by Michael P. Levine (2011)
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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

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Damian Cox
Bond University
Michael P. Levine
University of Western Australia

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Philosophy of film.Thomas Wartenberg - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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About the Movie as an Act of Philosophizing.Elena Unguru - 2017 - Postmodern Openings 8 (3):125-129.

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