Philosophy of Film Products

  • Ethics, Justice, Embodiment, and Global Film

    Cinematic Provocations, 1st Edition

    By Brian Bergen-Aurand

    This book is a study in film and philosophy that explores the intersection of global post-fascist cinema, ethics and justice, and screen bodies. It addresses the question "What is the good of film experience?" by staging an encounter between Levinasian-Derridean concerns over ethics and justice and…

    Hardback – 2019-05-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Screening Characters

    Characterization in Film, Television, and Interactive Media, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johannes Riis, Aaron Taylor

    Characters are central to our experiences of screened fictions and invite a host of questions. The contributors to Screening Characters draw on archival material, interviews, philosophical enquiry, and conceptual analysis in order to give new, thought-provoking answers to these queries. Providing…

    Hardback – 2019-04-02 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming

    How Art Forms Empower, 1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    This book shows that art involves an aesthetics of self-becoming, wherein we do not simply consume artistic meaning, but become empowered—by adapting ourselves to what creation in the different art forms makes possible. Paul Crowther argues that the great political task in aesthetics is no longer…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Affect and Embodied Meaning in Animation

    Becoming-Animated, 1st Edition

    By Sylvie Bissonnette

    This book combines insights from the humanities and modern neuroscience to explore the contribution of affect and embodiment on meaning-making in case studies from animation, video games, and virtual worlds. As we interact more and more with animated characters and avatars in everyday media…

    Hardback – 2019-03-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Masculinities and Desire

    A Deleuzian Encounter, 1st Edition

    By Marek Wojtaszek

    Masculinities and Desire considers the question of male subjectivity in relation to Deleuze and Guattari’s theory of desire. Western tradition has thought of desire from the vantage point of masculine subjectivity; what happens when the order is reversed, and desire speaks through masculinity? Can…

    Hardback – 2019-02-26 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Found Footage Horror Films

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Peter Turner

    This book adopts a cognitive theoretical framework in order to address the mental processes that are elicited and triggered by found footage horror films. Through analysis of key films, the book explores the effects that the diegetic camera technique used in such films can have on the cognition of…

    Hardback – 2019-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Film, Philosophy, and Reality

    Ancient Greece to Godard, 1st Edition

    By Nathan Andersen

    Film, Philosophy, and Reality: Ancient Greece to Godard is an original contribution to film-philosophy that shows how thinking about movies can lead us into a richer appreciation and understanding of both reality and the nature of human experience. Focused on the question of the relationship…

    Paperback – 2019-01-07 
    Routledge

  • Ethics Goes to the Movies

    An Introduction to Moral Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Falzon

    Movies hold a mirror up to us, portraying the complexities of human reality through their characters and stories. And they vividly illustrate moral theories that address questions about how we are to live and what sort of people we ought to be. In this book, Christopher Falzon uses movies to…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Melancholy Emotion in Contemporary Cinema

    A Spinozian Analysis of Film Experience, 1st Edition

    By Francesco Sticchi

    This work outlines a new methodology for film analysis based on the radical materialist thought of Baruch Spinoza, re-evaluating contemporary cognitive media theory and philosophical theories on the emotional and intellectual aspects of film experience. Sticchi’s exploration of Spinozian…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment

    1st Edition

    By Rupert Read

    Inspired by the philosophy of Wittgenstein and his idea that the purpose of real philosophical thinking is not to discover something new, but to show in a strikingly different light what is already there, this book provides philosophical readings of a number of ‘arthouse’ and Hollywood films. Each…

    Hardback – 2018-10-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Cinema Against Doublethink

    Ethical Encounters with the Lost Pasts of World History, 1st Edition

    By David Martin-Jones

    When is it OK to lie about the past? If history is a story, then everyone knows that the 'official story' is told by the winners. No matter what we may know about how the past really happened, history is as it is recorded: this is what George Orwell called doublethink. But what happens to all the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25
    Routledge
    Remapping World Cinema

  • Thinking with Images

    An Enactivist Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    By John M. Carvalho

    This book advances an enactivist theory of aesthetics through the study of inscrutable artworks that challenge us to think because we do not know what to think about them. John M. Carvalho presents detailed analyses a four artworks that share this unique characteristic: Francis Bacon’s Study After…

    Hardback – 2018-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

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