Philosophy of Film Products

  • Philosophy of Film

    An Introduction

    By Aaron Smuts

    Paperback – 2019-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Introductions to Philosophy

  • Screening Characters

    Characterization in Film, Television, and Interactive Media

    Edited by Johannes Riis, Aaron Taylor

    The contributors to Screening Characters draw on archival material, interviews, philosophical enquiry, and conceptual analysis in order to give a robust and multifaceted account of characterization in moving image fictions. Areas of investigation include the importance of performer and stars, the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Masculinities and Desire

    A Deleuzean Encounter

    By Marek Wojtaszek

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Ethics Goes to the Movies

    An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

    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 – 2018-12-21 
    Routledge

  • Ethics, Justice, Embodiment, and Global Film

    Cinematic Provocations

    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 – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment

    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 – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • Cinema Against Doublethink

    Ethical Encounters with the Lost Pasts of World History

    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

    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

  • Horror Film and Affect

    Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership

    By Xavier Aldana Reyes

    This book brings together various theoretical approaches to Horror that have received consistent academic attention since the 1990s – abjection, disgust, cognition, phenomenology, pain studies – to make a significant contribution to the study of fictional moving images of mutilation and the ways in…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Aesthetic Violence and Women in Film

    Kill Bill with Flying Daggers

    By Joseph H. Kupfer

    Aesthetic Violence and Women in Film is a highly readable and timely analysis of the intersection of two recent cinematic trends in martial arts films: aesthetic violence and warrior women. Joseph Kupfer establishes specific categories of aesthetic film violence, including hyper-violence, a…

    Hardback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Feminism and Film

  • The Philosophy of Art History (Routledge Revivals)

    By Arnold Hauser

    First published in 1959, this book is concerned with the methodology of art history, and so with questions about historical thinking; it enquires what scientific history of art can accomplish, what are its mean and limitations? It contains philosophical reflections on history and begins with…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge

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