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Film as Philosophy
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Film and philosophy have much in common, and books have been written on film and philosophy. But can films be, or do, philosophy? Can they “think”? Film as Philosophy is the first book to explore this fascinating question historically, thematically, and methodically.

Bringing together leading scholars from universities across the globe, Film as Philosophy presents major new research that leads film studies and philosophy into a productive dialogue. It provides a uniquely sweeping, historical overview of the confluence of film and philosophy for more than a century, considering films from Jean Renoir, Lars von Trier, Jørgen Leth, David Lynch, Michael Haneke, and others; the written works of filmmakers who also theorized on the medium, including Sergei Eisenstein and Jean Epstein; and others who have written on cinema, including Hugo Münsterberg, Béla Balázs, André Bazin, Henri Bergson, Gilles Deleuze, Stanley Cavell, Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, and many more. 

Representing a major step toward establishing a media philosophy that puts the status, role, and function of film into a new perspective, Film as Philosophy removes representational techniques from the center of inquiry, replacing these with the medium’s ability to “think.” Hence it accords film with “agency,” and the dialogue between it and philosophy (and even neuroscience) is negotiated anew.

Contributors: Nicole Brenez, U of Paris 3–Sorbonne; Elisabeth Bronfen, U of Zurich; Noël Carroll, CUNY; Tom Conley, Harvard U; Angela Dalle Vacche, Georgia Institute of Technology; Gregory Flaxman, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Alex Ling, Western Sydney U; Adrian Martin, Monash U; John Ó Maoilearca, Kingston U, London; Robert Sinnerbrink, Macquarie U, Sydney; Murray Smith, U of Kent, Canterbury; Julia Vassilieva, Monash U, Melbourne; Christophe Wall-Romana, U of Minnesota; and Thomas E. Wartenberg, Mount Holyoke College.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction. Film and/as Philosophy: An Elective Affinity?
  2. Bernd Herzogenrath
  3. pp. vii-xxvi
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  1. 1. Striking Poses: Gesture, Image, and Remake in the Cinematic Bergson
  2. John Ó Maoilearca
  3. pp. 1-22
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  1. 2. Hugo Münsterberg, Film, and Philosophy
  2. Robert Sinnerbrink
  3. pp. 23-44
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  1. 3. Different, Even Wholly Irrational Arguments: The Film Philosophy of Béla Balázs
  2. Adrian Martin
  3. pp. 45-65
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  1. 4. This Is Your Brain on Cinema: Antonin Artaud
  2. Gregory Flaxman
  3. pp. 66-89
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  1. 5. From Lyrosophy to Antiphilosophy: The Thought of Cinema in Jean Epstein
  2. Christophe Wall-­Romana
  3. pp. 90-110
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  1. 6. Montage Eisenstein: Mind the Gap
  2. Julia Vassilieva
  3. pp. 111-131
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  1. 7. André Bazin’s Film Theory and the History of Ideas
  2. Angela Dalle Vacche
  3. pp. 132-160
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  1. 8. Strange Topologics: Deleuze Takes a Ride down David Lynch’s Lost Highway
  2. Bernd Herzogenrath
  3. pp. 161-179
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  1. 9. Hurray for Hollywood: Philosophy and Cinema According to Stanley Cavell
  2. Elisabeth Bronfen
  3. pp. 180-199
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  1. 10. Thinking Cinema with Alain Badiou
  2. Alex Ling
  3. pp. 200-218
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  1. 11. Thinking as Feast: Raymonde Carasco
  2. Nicole Brenez
  3. pp. 219-240
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  1. 12. Rancière’s Film Theory as Deviation
  2. Tom Conley
  3. pp. 241-264
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  1. 13. Movie-Made Philosophy
  2. Noël Carroll
  3. pp. 265-285
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  1. 14. “Not Time’s Fool”: Marriage as an Ethical Relationship in Michael Haneke’s Amour
  2. Thomas E. Wartenberg
  3. pp. 286-305
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  1. 15. Experience and Explanation in the Cinema
  2. Murray Smith
  3. pp. 306-330
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 331-332
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 333-336
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 337-341
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