Film, Philosophy and Social Criticism
By (author) Andrew Light
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Reel Arguments by Andrew Light
Book DescriptionReel Arguments collects an integrated series of essays addressing the role of film as social criticism. By looking at films and the creators of such films as Alice in the Cities, Enemy of the State, The Conversation, Falling Down, City of Hope, and Matewan, Light persuasively argues that film can be both highly philosophical and influential on public debates over issues of moral, political and social importance. Light brings new insights into the readings of these films covering a range of issues: identity politics, urban landscapes, the politics of space, and the unexpected ethical dimensions of technology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813365732
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Andrew Light
Aesthetics of Everyday Life, Paperback (February 2005)
This imaginative new collection explores the aesthetic qualities of human relationships, sports, taste, smell, food, and natural and built environments. With essays from philosophers working in a variety of traditions in the humanities and social sciences, this collection offers an important contribution to and expansion of traditional aesthetics.
Controlling Technology, Paperback (January 2003)
Do we control technology or does technology control us? This title brings together readings that focus on the conflicting views concerning the nature of modern technology as it relates to the quality of everyday life and to the larger problems of human survival on this planet.
Environmental Ethics, Paperback (June 2002)
Featuring the best of traditional and contemporary approaches to environmental philosophy, "Environmental Ethics: An Anthology" brings together seminal writings on the central questions in environmental ethics.
Technology and the Good Life?, Paperback (November 2000)» View all books by Andrew Light
This work uses a collective analysis of Albert Borgmann's controversial ideas as a jumping-off point from which to address questions about the role and significance of technology in our lives. Contributors apply Borgmann's theories to areas such as film, design and ecological restoration.
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Author Biography - Andrew Light
Andrew Light is Co-Director of the Applied Philosophy Group in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Professions at New York University, and Co-Editor of the journal Philosophy and Geography. He has edited or co-edited thirteen anthologies, including Moral and Political Reasoning in Environmental Practice, Technology and the Good Life?, and The Aesthetics of Everyday Life.
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