Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures: An Anthology
August 2005, ©2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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General IntroductionPart I: Film as Art.
1 Roger Scruton.
Photography and Representation.
2 Dominic McIver Lopes.
The Aesthetics of Photographic Transparency.
3 Terrence Rafferty.
Everybody Gets a Cut: DVDs Give Viewers Dozens of Choices -- and That's the Problem.
Part II: What Is Film?.
4 Stanley Cavell.
From The World Viewed.
5 Susanne K. Langer.
A Note on the Film.
6 F. E. Sparshott.
Vision and Dream in the Cinema.
7 Gregory Currie.
The Long Goodbye: The ImaginaryLanguage of Film.
8 Arthur C. Danto.
9 Noël Carroll.
Defining the Moving ImagePart III: Documentary.
10 Gregory Currie.
Visible Traces: Documentary and the Contents of Photographs.
11 Noël Carroll.
Fiction, Non-Fiction, and the Film of Presumptive Assertion: A Conceptual Analysis.
Part IV: Film Narrative/Narration.
12 George Wilson.
Le Grand Imagier Steps Out: The Primitive Basis of Film Narration.
13 Gregory Currie.
Unreliability Refigured: Narrative in Literature and Film.
Part V: Film and Emotion.
14 Noël Carroll.
Film, Emotion, and Genre.
15 Kendall Walton.
16 Alex Neill.
Empathy and (Film) Fiction.
17 Berys Gaut.
Identification and Emotion in Narrative Film.
18 Deborah Knight.
In Fictional Shoes: Mental Simulation and Fiction.
Part VI: Topics in Film Criticism.
19 George M. Wilson.
Morals for Method.
20 Paisley Livingston.
21 Jinhee Choi.
National Cinema, the Very Idea.
Part VII: Film and Ethics.
22 Joseph H. Kupfer.
Film Criticism and Virtue Theory.
23 Mary Devereaux.
Beauty and Evil: The Case of Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will.
24 Melinda Vadas.
A First Look at the Pornography: Civil Rights Ordinance: Could Pornography Be the Subordination of Women?.
Part VIII: Film and Knowledge.
25 Bruce Russell.
The Philosophical Limits of Film.
26 Karen Hanson.
Minerva in the Movies: Relations Between Philosophy and Film.
27 Lester H. Hunt.
Motion Pictures as a Philosophical Resource.
Select Bibliography by Jinhee Choi.