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              Philosophy and Film: Bridging Divides
               

              Philosophy and Film: Bridging Divides (Hardback)

              Edited by Rawls, Christina; Neiva, Diana; Gouveia, Steven S.

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              This volume collects twenty original essays on the philosophy of film. It uniquely brings together scholars working across a range of philosophical traditions and academic disciplines to broaden and advance debates on film and philosophy. The book includes contributions from a nu...mber of prominent philosophers of film including No l Carroll, Chris Falzon, Deborah Knight, Paisley Livingston, Robert Sinnerbrink, Malcolm Turvey, and Thomas Wartenberg. While the topics explored by the contributors are diverse, there are a number of thematic threads that connect them. Overall, the book seeks to bridge analytic and continental approaches to philosophy of film in fruitful ways. Moving to the individual essays, the first two sections offer novel takes on the philosophical value and the nature of film. The next section focuses on the film-as-philosophy debate. Section IV covers cinematic experience, while Section V includes interpretations of individual films that touch on questions of artificial intelligence, race and film, and cinema's biopolitical potential. Finally, the last section proposes new avenues for future research on the moving image beyond film. This book will appeal to a broad range of scholars working in film studies, theory, and philosophy.
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              ISBN 9781138351691
              Released NZ 31 May 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Fictive Narrative Philosophy: How Fiction Can Act as Philosophy
               

              Fictive Narrative Philosophy: How Fiction Can Act as Philosophy (Hardback)

              By Boylan, Michael

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              What is the philosophical voice within literature? Does literature have a voice of its own? Can this voice really be philosophical in its own right? In this book, Michael Boylan argues that some literary works indeed can make their own unique claims in different areas of philosop...hy. He calls this method fictive narrative philosophy. The first part of the book presents an overview of traditional thinking about philosophy and literature across classical, modern, and contemporary periods. It does not seek to denigrate these methods of studying literature, but rather to ask more of them. The second part then sets out a rigorous definition of what constitutes fictive narrative philosophy. This definition outlines detailed conceptions of the methods of presentation, audience engagement, logical mechanics, and constructional devices of fictive narrative philosophy. The author brings this definition to bear on individual authors and works that can be considered prime examples of fictive narrative philosophy. Finally, the book sets out why and when fictive narratives might be more favorable than traditional philosophical discourse, and how the concept of fictive narrative philosophy can move teaching and scholarship forward in a positive direction. Fictive Narrative Philosophy presents an entirely new and unique approach in which literature can be a form of philosophy. It will appeal to scholars and upper-level students interested in philosophy and literature.
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              ISBN 9781138367333
              Released NZ 12 Nov 2018
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              Portraits and Philosophy

              Portraits and Philosophy (Hardback)

              Edited by Maes, Hans

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              Despite its huge popularity, portraiture hasn't received much philosophical attention. While there are countless art historical studies of portraiture, including self-portraiture and group-portraiture, contemporary philosophy has largely remained silent on the subject. This book ...brings together philosophers and philosophically minded art historians with different areas of expertise to discuss this enduring and continuously fascinating genre. The essays in this volume are grouped into thematic sections, each of which is guided by numerous research questions relevant to the genre of portraiture. Part I explores the boundaries of portraiture. What makes something a portrait? In what way is it similar to and different from other genres? How have artists pushed the limits and conventions of the portraiture? How does the recent vogue of selfies relate to the tradition of self-portraiture? Part II responds to questions about empathy and emotion in portraiture. How do artists express attitudes and emotions towards sitters of their portraits? Why are we moved by certain portraits and not so much by others? In Part III, the contributors address questions about fiction and depiction. Do portraits fall within the domain of non-fiction? Can authenticity in portraiture be achieved if portraits necessarily involve posing? Finally, Part IV grapples with the following question: What are the moral dimensions of the relation between artist, sitter, patron, and audience?
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              ISBN 9780367189402
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2019
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              Thinking with Images: An Enactivist Aesthetics
               

              Thinking with Images: An Enactivist Aesthetics (Hardback)

              By Carvalho, John M.

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              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 B...acon's Study After Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X (1953), the photographs of Duane Michals, based on a retrospective of his work, Storyteller, at the Carnegie Museum of Art (2014), Etant donnes (1968) by Marcel Duchamp, and Jean-Luc Godard's 1963 film Le Mepris (released in the United States as Contempt). Carvalho argues against the application of theory to derive appreciation or meaning from these artistic works. Rather, each study enacts an embodied cognitive engagement with the specific artworks intended to demonstrate the value of thinking about artworks that might be extended to our engagement with the world in general. This thinking happens, as these studies show, when we trust our embodied skills and their guide to what artworks and the world around us afford for the activation and refinement of those skills. Thinking with Images will be of interest to scholars working in the philosophy of art and philosophical aesthetics, as well as art historians concerned with the meaning and value of contemporary art.
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              ISBN 9781138616028
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2018
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              Michael Fried and Philosophy: Modernism, Intention, and Theatricality

              Michael Fried and Philosophy: Modernism, Intention, and Theatricality (Hardback)

              Edited by Abbott, Mathew

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              This book brings together philosophers, literary theorists, and art historians to argue for the philosophical significance of Michael Fried's art history and criticism. It demonstrates that Fried's analyses of absorption and theatricality, and the account of modernism he develops... from them, throw new light on problems in aesthetics, as well as questions surrounding authenticity, scepticism, modernity, and politics. Fried's work is divided into three chronological phases, each with its own set of philosophical influences, resonances, and implications. The first phase, corresponding to Fried's criticism of the 1960s, was influenced by Stanley Cavell's interpretation of Wittgenstein, and critiques the theatricality of literalist works in defense of modernism. The second phase is marked by a withdrawal from criticism and contemporary art in favour of art history. His writings during this period can be placed into productive dialogue with modern social and political philosophy, multiple branches of which have turned on problems of authenticity and recognition. The third and current phase of Fried's work contains some of his closest engagements with philosophers such as Hedeigger, Wittgenstein, Barthes, Hegel, and Kant. In his critical accounts of contemporary art photographers, he argues that they have inherited the problematic of absorption and theatricality that was foundational for modernism. Engaging with current debates in aesthetics, modernism studies, literary studies, art theory, and both analytic and continental philosophy, this interdisciplinary collection demonstrates why Fried matters to philosophy.
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              ISBN 9781138679801
              Released NZ 5 Feb 2018
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              A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment
               

              A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment (Hardback)

              By Read, Rupert

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              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 Hol...lywood films. Each chapter contains a discussion of two films-one explored in greater detail and the other analyzed as a minor key which reveals the possibility for the book's ideas to be applied across different films, registers, and genres. The readings are not only interpretive, but they offer a way of thinking and feeling about, with, and through films which is genuinely transformative. Rupert Read's main contention is that certain films can bring about a change in how we see the world. He advocates an ecological approach to film-philosophy analysis, arguing that film can re-shape the viewer's relationship to the environment and other living beings. The transformative 'wake-up call' of these films is enlightenment in its true sense. The result is a book that ambitiously aims to change, though film, how we think of ourselves and our place in the world, at a time when such change is more needed than ever before.
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              ISBN 9781138596023
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2018
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              A Philosophy of the Art School

              A Philosophy of the Art School (Hardback)

              By Newall, Michael

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              Until now, research on art schools has been largely occupied with the facts of particular schools and teachers. This book presents a philosophical account of the underlying practices and ideas that have come to shape contemporary art school teaching in the UK, US and Europe. It a...nalyses two models that, hidden beneath the diversity of contemporary artist training, have come to dominate art schools. The first of these is essentially an old approach: a training guided by the artistic values of a single artist-teacher. The second dates from the 1960s, and is based around the group crit, in which diverse voices contribute to an artist's development. Understanding the underlying principles and possibilities of these two models, which sit together in an uneasy tension, gives new insights into the character of contemporary art school teaching, demonstrating how art schools shape art and artists, how they can be a potent engine of creativity in contemporary culture and how they contribute to artistic research. A Philosophy of the Art School draws on first-hand accounts of art school teaching, and is deeply informed by disciplines ranging from art history and art theory, to the philosophy of art, education and creativity.
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              ISBN 9781138615984
              Released NZ 19 Nov 2018
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              Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature: A Philosophical Perspective

              Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature: A Philosophical Perspective (Hardback)

              By Gaskin, Richard

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              This book offers a unique interpretation of tragic literature in the Western tradition, deploying the method and style of Analytic philosophy. Richard Gaskin argues that tragic literature seeks to offer moral and linguistic redress (compensation) for suffering. Moral redress invo...lves the balancing of a protagonist's suffering with guilt (and vice versa): Gaskin contends that, to a much greater extent than has been recognized by recent critics, traditional tragedy represents suffering as incurred by avoidable and culpable mistakes of a cognitive nature. Moral redress operates in the first instance at the level of the individual agent. Linguistic redress, by contrast, operates at a higher level of generality, namely at the level of the community: its fundamental motor is the sheer expressibility of suffering in words. Against many writers on tragedy, Gaskin argues that language is competent to express pain and suffering, and that tragic literature has that expression as one its principal purposes. The definition of tragic literature in this book is expanded to include more than stage drama: the treatment stretches from the Classical and Medieval periods through to the early twentieth century. There is a special focus on Sophocles, but Gaskin takes account of most other major tragic authors in the European tradition, including Homer, Aeschylus, Euripides, Virgil, Seneca, Chaucer, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Corneille, Racine, Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Buchner, Ibsen, Hardy, Kafka, and Mann; lesser-known areas, such as Renaissance neo-Latin tragedy, are also covered. Among theorists of tragedy, Gaskin concentrates on Aristotle anda Bradley; but the contributions ofa numerous contemporary commentators are also assessed. Tragedy and Redress in Western Literature: A Philosophical Perspective offers a new and genuinely interdisciplinary perspective on tragedy that will be of considerable interest both to philosophers of literature and to literary critics.
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              ISBN 9781138498082
              Released NZ 11 May 2018
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              Paintings and the Past: Philosophy, History, Art

              Paintings and the Past: Philosophy, History, Art (Hardback)

              By Gaskell, Ivan

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              Some chapters revisions of works previously issued 2004-2016.

              ISBN 9780367189372
              Released NZ 17 Jun 2019
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              The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming: How Art Forms Empower

              The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming: How Art Forms Empower (Hardback)

              By Crowther, Paul

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              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 aesthe...tics is no longer the creation of political art as such, but rather the winning back of art and aesthetics as central societal concerns. This involves the overcoming of neo-liberal treatments of art as mere commodity and misguided attitudes that dismiss it as the product of dead white European males. The book begins with a theory of self-consciousness which reveals the necessary role played by the aesthetic in personal identity. It then emphasises how art forms empower through processes of making and aesthetic effects that are unique to them individually. To show this, he considers the ontology of pictorial art, sculpture, installation and assemblage works, architecture, literature, cinema, and music. His arguments concerning these are supported, throughout, by in-depth discussions of specific artworks. The book's effect, overall is to reorientate aesthetics by showing how art empowers through its revelation of new possibilities of experience. The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming will appeal to philosophers of art and aesthetics, as well as scholars in art history, literary studies, film studies, and music theory who are interested in the book's central concerns.
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              ISBN 9780367189334
              Released NZ 18 Mar 2019
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