OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Philosophy and the Moving Image

ISBN : 9780190683306

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Author: 
Noel Carroll
Pages
400 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2021
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A wide-ranging, eclectic collection of essays on philosophy and the moving image by a pre-eminent philosopher of art This volume presents a selection of philosopher Noel Carroll's essays-several of which appear in print here for the first time-at the intersection of philosophy, film, and television. The volume begins with broad, foundational issues-what the moving image is, the nature of the medium of film and how we should evaluate it-engaging critically with the most essential problems and puzzles in the field. Carroll then moves to more focused issues in the philosophy of film and television. He reflects on whether ethical defects in fictional characters such as Tony Soprano have an impact on artistic excellence; the role of films in political debates (using the examples of Star Trek and Planet of the Apes); the question of whether film can do philosophy in its own way; and philosophical themes in avant-garde cinema. His analysis touches on a broad range of areas in philosophy including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics, and aesthetics. The book then concludes with philosophical re-assessments of key figures in the philosophy of the moving image-Sergei Eisenstein, Arthur Danto, Bela Balasz, and Stanley Cavell. A wide-ranging and eclectic collection of work by a major figure in aesthetics and the philosophy of film and television, this volume will appeal to scholars, students, and cinephiles alike.

Index: 

METAPHYSICS
Toward an Ontology of the Moving Image
The Return of Medium Specificity Claims and the Evaluation of the Moving Image
Motion Picture Narration
EPISTEMOLOGY
Movie-Made Philosophy
Philosophizing Through the Moving Image: The Case of Serene Velocity
Warhol's Empire

PHILOSOPHICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Cognitivism, Psychology, and Neuroscience: Moves as Attentional Engines
(with William P. Seeley)
Movies, Narrative, and Emotion
ETHICS
Subjectivity, the Emotions, and the Movies
Moral Change: Fiction, Film, and Family
Rough Heroes: A Response to A.W. Eaton
Talk to Her
Vertigo: The Impossible Love

POLITICS
Science Fiction, Philosophy and Politics: Planet of the Apes as a Thought Experiment
Yvonne Rainer and the Recuperation of Everyday Life
Amy Schumer or the Incongruities
PHILOSOPHIES OF THE ARTS
Three Problems in the Philosophy of Movie Music
(with Margaret Moore)
Dogma Dance
HISTORY OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE MOVING IMAGE
Bela Balasz: The Face of Cinema
Eisenstein's Philosophy of Film
Revisiting the World Viewed
Arthur Danto Goes to the Movies

About the author: 

Professor of Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center. Author HUMOR: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2014), ART IN THREE DIMENSIONS (OUP 2010), ENGAGING THE MOVING IMAGE (Yale 2003), A PHILOSOPHY OF MASS ART (OUP 1998), THE PHILOSOPHY OF MOTION PICTURES (Blackwell 2007)

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