Film and Philosophy
Taking Movies Seriously
By (author) Dan Shaw
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Film and Philosophy by Dan Shaw
Book DescriptionThis introductory volume presents an overview of the philosophy of film, a burgeoning sub-discipline of Aesthetics. It offers a sampling of paradigmatic instances of philosophers and philosophical film theorists discussing the movies in a fashion that takes cinema as seriously as any other Fine Art, leaving little doubt that doing philosophy of film is a serious intellectual enterprise.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905674701
(198mm x 158mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Dan Shaw
Daniel Shaw is professor of philosophy at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, where he is also the editor of Film and Philosophy, the journal of the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts (SPSCVA). His publications include, amongst others, Dark Thoughts: Philosophic Reflections on Cinematic Horror (2003).
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