Organized around a series of philosophic questions about film, "The Philosophy of Film: Introductory Text and Readings" offers an accessible and engaging overview of the discipline. It provides thorough selection of readings drawn from philosophy, film studies, and film criticism. It has multiple points of view highlighted in discussion of film theory, narration, authorship, film and emotion, and the social values of cinema. It presents thought-provoking reading questions as well as clear and helpful introductions for each section.
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Author Biography - Thomas E. Wartenberg
Thomas E. Wartenberg is Professor of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College, researching the intersection between philosophy and culture. A former Fulbright Research Fellow and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, he is the author of Unlikely Couples: Movie Romance as Social Criticism (1999). His other publications include The Nature of Art (ed., 2002) and Philosophy and Film (co-ed., 1995). Angela Curran teaches philosophy at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. Her primary areas of research are ancient Greek philosophy, aesthetics, and philosophy of film. Her work in philosophy of film includes an essay on tragedy and film horror for Dark Thoughts: Philosophical Reflections on Cinematic Horror (2003).