The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film
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Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film by Paisley Livingston
Book DescriptionThe Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film is the first comprehensive volume to explore the main themes, topics, thinkers and issues in philosophy and film. The Companion features sixty specially commissioned chapters from international scholars and is divided into four clear parts: * issues and concepts * authors and trends * genres * film as philosophy. Part one is a comprehensive section examining key concepts, including chapters on acting, censorship, character, depiction, ethics, genre, interpretation, narrative, reception and spectatorship and style. Part two covers authors and scholars of film and significant theories Part three examines genres such as documentary, experimental cinema, horror, comedy and tragedy. Part four includes chapters on key directors such as Tarkovsky, Bergman and Terrence Malick and on particular films including Memento. Each chapter includes a section of annotated further reading and is cross-referenced to related entries. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Film is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy of film, aesthetics and film and cinema studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415771665
(246mm x 174mm x 46mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paisley Livingston
Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman, Paperback (May 2012)
Can cinema be a medium for philosophy? If so, how is the philosophizing done? Paisley Livingston explores the philosophical value of cinema. As a case-study for his intentionalist theory of authorship and interpretation he focuses on Ingmar Bergman's cinematic explorations of motivated irrationality, inauthenticity, and self-knowledge.
Literature and Rationality, Paperback (June 2008)
This interdisciplinary study establishes connections between divergent approaches to rationality in philosophy, social science, and literary studies.
Creation of Art, Paperback (July 2007)
A collection of essays on creativity by a distinguished roster of philosophers of art.
Art and Intention, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Paisley Livingston
With reference to examples from media, art forms, and traditions, this book demonstrates that insights into the multiple functions of intentions have important implications for our understanding of artistic creation and authorship, the ontology of art, conceptions of texts, works, versions, and the theory of art interpretation and appreciation.
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Author Biography - Paisley Livingston
Lingnan University, Hong Kong Calvin College, USA
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