Philosophy of Film Products

  • On Film

    3rd Edition

    By Stephen Mulhall

    The first edition of Stephen Mulhall's acclaimed On Film was a study of the four Alien films, and made the highly original and controversial argument that films themselves can philosophise. In its second edition, On Film increased its breadth and vision considerably to encompass films such as the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 

  • The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film

    Affect Theory's Other

    By Pansy Duncan

    Emotion and Postmodernism: is it possible to imagine an odder couple, stranger bedfellows, less bad company? The Emotional Life of Postmodern Film brings this unlikely pair into sustained dialogue, arguing that the interdisciplinary body of scholarship currently emerging under the rubric of "affect…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Cinematic Ethics

    Exploring Ethical Experience through Film

    By Robert Sinnerbrink

    How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a…

    Paperback – 2015-11-12

  • The Antihero in American Television

    By Margrethe Bruun Vaage

    The antihero prevails in recent American drama television series. Characters such as mobster kingpin Tony Soprano (The Sopranos), meth cook and gangster-in-the-making Walter White (Breaking Bad) and serial killer Dexter Morgan (Dexter) are not morally good, so how do these television series make us…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge Advances in Television Studies

  • How Abstract Is It? Thinking Capital Now

    Edited by Rebecca Colesworthy, Peter Nicholls

    Since the start of the financial crisis in 2008, the notion that capitalism has become too abstract for all but the most rarefied specialists to understand has been widely presupposed. Yet even in academic circles, the question of abstraction itself – of what exactly abstraction is, and does, under…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19

  • Embodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games

    Cognitive Approaches

    Edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach

    In cognitive research, metaphors have been shown to help us imagine complex, abstract, or invisible ideas, concepts, or emotions. Contributors to this book argue that metaphors occur not only in language, but in audio visual media well. This is all the more evident in entertainment media, which…

    Hardback – 2015-10-12
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Race, Philosophy, and Film

    Edited by Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, Dan Flory

    This collection fills a gap in the current literature in philosophy and film by focusing on the question: How would thinking in philosophy and film be transformed if race were formally incorporated moved from its margins to the center? The collection’s contributors anchor their discussions of race…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Blade Runner

    Edited by Amy Coplan, David Davies

    Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and ‘replicants’ is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions about what…

    Paperback – 2015-04-14
    Philosophers on Film

  • Philosophy Goes to the Movies

    An Introduction to Philosophy, 3rd Edition

    By Christopher Falzon

    Now emulated in several competing publications, but still unsurpassed in clarity and insight, Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy, Third Edition builds on the approach that made the two earlier editions so successful. Drawing on many popular and some lesser known films from…

    Paperback – 2014-07-29

  • Philosophy through Film

    3rd Edition

    By Mary M. Litch, Amy Karofsky

    Many of the classic questions of philosophy have been raised, illuminated, and addressed in celluloid. In this Third Edition of Philosophy through Film, Mary M. Litch teams up with a new co-author, Amy Karofsky, to show readers how to watch films with a sharp eye for their philosophical content.…

    Paperback – 2014-07-11

  • The Žižek Dictionary

    Edited by Rex Butler

    Slavoj Žižek is the most popular and discussed philosopher in the world today. His prolific writings – across philosophy, psychoanalysis, political and social theory, film, music and religion – always engage and provoke. The power of his ideas, the breadth of his references, his capacity for…

    Paperback – 2014-06-05

  • Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema

    By Nathan Andersen

    Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an accessible and exciting new contribution to film-philosophy, which shows that to take film seriously is also to engage with the fundamental questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange into philosophical…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10

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